By Nick Shook
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John Dorsey’s unanticipated exit from his general manager post in Kansas City has the Chiefs searching for his replacement as we near July, and the names are starting to pile up.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport has reported on what is a growing list of candidates. Here’s who we have so far as Clark Hunt attempts to fill the vacancy:
Brett Veach, Chiefs: Veach is Kansas City’s top in-house candidate, Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation.
Louis Riddick: The Chiefs have reached out to former Redskins and Eagles executive to set up an interview with the current ESPN analyst for next week, sources told Rapoport.
Ryan Cowden, Titans: The Titans‘ director of player personnel will interview with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Rapoport reported. Cowden has overseen all areas of scouting for the Titans since being hired by Tennessee in May of 2016.
Scott Fitterer, Seahawks: Rapoport reported the Chiefs are slated to interview Fitterer Tuesday or early Wednesday, per a source informed. Fitterer is one of Seattle’s many rising talents and rose to help run personnel from the college scouting ranks. A lot of Seattle’s draft success should be credited to Fitterer, Rapoport wrote in January.
George Paton, Vikings: Paton was a target on the Chiefs‘ list — K.C. requested to speak with the Vikings assistant GM — but for a variety of reasons Paton will stay put in Minnesota, Rapoport reported per sources. Paton was also a favorite for the 49ers’ GM job back in January before San Francisco ultimately hired John Lynch.