The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly are interested in interviewing ESPN analyst Louis Riddick for their vacant general manager opening.
Riddick later tweeted Sunday that the Chiefs have not contacted him about the GM job, shooting down a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who earlier wrote on Twitter: "The Chiefs have reached out to ESPN analyst Louis Riddick to set up an interview for next week for their now-vacant GM job, sources say."
The Kansas City Chiefs have not contacted me and there is no interview set up for this week. Source? Me.— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) June 25, 2017
Riddick countered with his own tweet: "The Kansas City Chiefs have not contacted me and there is no interview set up for this week. Source? Me."
The Chiefs parted ways with John Dorsey after four seasons as the general manager. Team chairman and CEO Clark Hunt made the decision not to extend Dorsey's contract beyond the 2017 season.
At the same time, Hunt announced coach Andy Reid signed a contract extension to remain coach of the Chiefs after four seasons and also would take over player personnel duties.
Riddick, 48, has spent the last four years as an NFL analyst at ESPN. He has a history with Reid, spending five years in the Philadelphia Eagles' front office when Reid was head coach. Riddick started out as a scout in 2008 before being promoted to the director of pro personnel in 2010, a position he held until 2013.
The Chiefs swept the AFC West while compiling a 12-4 record in 2016. The Chiefs are 22-4 in their last 26 games entering the 2017 season.
In 2015, Reid led the Chiefs to their first playoff win since 1993. Overall, he is 11-12 in the postseason, including from 1999-2012 with the Eagles.
"I'd like to thank Clark and the entire Hunt family for the opportunity to continue my coaching career here in Kansas City," Reid, who reportedly received a five-year extension, said in a statement Thursday. "We've made quite a bit of progress over the last four seasons, but we are not done yet. We are going to continue to work towards our ultimate goal of winning championships. I've been blessed by the support of the community, our fans, the Hunt family and the entire Chiefs staff. I'm looking forward to the years ahead as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs."