Andy Reid to Miss 2016 NFL Scouting Combine After Undergoing Knee Surgery

Mike NorrisFeatured ColumnistFebruary 21, 2016

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16: Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on in the game against the New England Patriots during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid will miss the NFL Scouting Combine while he recovers from a second knee-replacement surgery, per BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com.

The combine is an important part of the offseason process when it comes to determining which prospects teams would like to focus on in the draft. More than 300 NFL hopefuls will attend the event from Feb. 23 to Feb. 29 in Indianapolis, which includes workouts, medical exams, meetings with teams and more.

Reid will remain in Kansas City, according to Kissel, and while it's not ideal for the head coach to miss the combine, the Chiefs will have plenty of representation in the form of assistant coaches and team executives. 

Of course, Reid can also review film from the combine. Head coaches already heavily rely on assistant coaches when it comes to scouting, and he should receive plenty of information and advice when the combine is over, per Sid Saraf of Fox Sports: "Well, this is the NFL, so it's next coach up. There are plenty of Chiefs personnel who can handle things in Indianapolis while Reid gets his health in order."

The Chiefs have the 28th selection in the draft after finishing 11-5 and losing in the divisional round of the playoffs to the New England Patriots. Reid is 31-17 in three seasons with the Chiefs after winning 130 games in 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.