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Dominik on the radar for the Chiefs GM position

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Bucs pro personnel director Mark Dominik is a candidate for the Chiefs general manager position. The talks actually began informally several weeks ago, shortly after Carl Peterson resigned.

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt remembers Dominik when he began his NFL career as a scouting intern in 1994. He was hired the next season by the Bucs for a position in their scouting department and has been promoted steadily through the ranks.

The Chiefs would like to hire a GM before deciding what to do with coach Herm Edwards, who is twisting in the wind with one year remaining on his contract. The hiring of the 37-year-old Dominik may afford Edwards another season to get it right.

But Dominik has to wait his turn. The Chiefs are also interested in Patriots executive Scott Pioli, Colts vice president of football operations Chris Polian and Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, according to NFL.com.

Dominik's contract is set to expire in May. The 43-year-old Hunt wants to go with a younger GM and Dominik is more than ready to assume those duties with some NFL team. It won't happen in Tampa Bay as long as Jon Gruden and Bruce Allen are in power. He's watched Jerry Angelo and Tim Ruskell become general managers of the Bears and Seahawks, respectively, and has seen Ruston Webster and John Idzik promoted to executive positions with other teams.

Dominik has a great eye for talent and was credited with acquiring players like Donald Penn, Antonio  Bryant and Jeff Faine, among many, many others through the years.

But Dominik will likely have to wait until Pioli makes a decision on his future before the picture ecomes more clear in Kansas City.

   

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:21pm]

    

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