NFL: Childress joins Reid's staff in Kansas City

Posted: March 30, 2013

The Kansas City Chiefs hired former Vikings coach Brad Childress, reuniting him with Andy Reid.

Childress, who spent last season as the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, will be the Chiefs' spread game analyst and work on special projects.

He spent five years as the Minnesota head coach (2006-10), a stint that included two division titles (2008-09). The team was 12-4 in 2009.

Childress previously spent seven seasons, from 1999 to 2005, with the Eagles, where he worked with Reid.

Umenyiora's quest

Osi Umenyiora is looking for another ring, this time with the Atlanta Falcons. The free-agent defensive end Thursday signed a two-year, $8.5 million contract with Atlanta. Umenyiora won two Super Bowl championships in his 10 years with the New York Giants. He said the Falcons may have the most talent of any team he has seen but may have needed more Super Bowl experience.

The Falcons made the playoffs four of the last five years, but their first-round win over Seattle this past season was the team's only postseason win in that span.

Umenyiora, 31, said as soon as he reached an agreement with Atlanta he felt "an immediate sense of responsibility" to share his postseason experience to help the Falcons reach the Super Bowl.

Saints sign Butler

The New Orleans Saints and free-agent linebacker Victor Butler agreed to terms on a two-year contract.

The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Butler spent the last four seasons with Dallas, which drafted him in the fourth round in 2009. In New Orleans, he'll rejoin new Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who held the same position with the Cowboys the last two seasons.

Campbell ready to go

Jason Campbell is more interested in getting off to a fresh start with his new team than worrying about where he might fit on the Cleveland Browns' quarterback depth chart with Brandon Weeden.

The rebuilding Browns signed the eight-year veteran to a two-year contract this week to compete with Weeden, who is coming off an uneven rookie season.

Campbell, 32, has 71 career starts with Washington, Oakland, and Chicago. The Redskins' 2005 first-round draft pick feels rejuvenated 16 months after being sidelined by a broken collarbone.

- Associated Press

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