Reese hired as senior football adviser
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots hired former Tennessee Titans general manager Floyd Reese as their senior football adviser on Tuesday after losing vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli to Kansas City as general manager.Nick Caserio, the director of player personnel, will manage the personnel department's daily operations, while Reese will handle contracts and other duties. "It's as thrilling as it can get," Reese said. "The opportunities most of the time are in areas or with teams that are broken, unable to win, don't have quarterbacks, don't have backing, maybe have issues with stadiums or facilities, fan support, whatever it may be. This opportunity is so at the opposite end of the spectrum from all of that. "None of those things are broken. They're all in very good shape. It's going to be my role to come in and help however I can," he said.
Bill Belichick is disappointed about missing the playoffs but feels his team can use the rest.
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