NFL Notes: Chiefs Promote Brett Veach to General Manager

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs have promoted co-director of player personnel Brett Veach to general manager.

The appointment was announced Monday, about 2 weeks after Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt surprisingly fired John Dorsey, their GM of the past four years. Head coach Andy Reid's contract was extended that same day.

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Veach has begun his fifth season with the Chiefs, having spent his first two years with the team as a pro and college personnel analyst. He started his career in the NFL in Philadelphia, with three seasons as the assistant to Reid and three more as a scout for the Eagles.

The Chiefs will introduce Veach at a July 24 news conference.

Veach, a native of Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania, was a wide receiver and kickoff returner in college at Delaware.

Jets: Town objects to plan for training center helipad
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets' plan to build a helicopter landing pad at their New Jersey training facility has drawn objections from some who question the need since an airport is just a couple of miles away.

The borough of Madison has lodged objections to the Jets' application, NJ.com reported. The borough says that there's "no demand" for a helipad so close to the Morristown Airport.

"Any purported public benefit from the availability of a helistop for emergency uses is illusive," officials wrote. The borough also argued that the pad could introduce a safety risk.

An attempt to build a helipad in 2013 was stalled when some community members objected, citing noise concerns and the potential for an accident. The NFL team now argues that it doesn't need local approval because its training facility in Florham Park is on property owned by the state Sports and Exposition Authority.

The team's application, which was filed in March, said the helipad would be used in the transport of executives and injured athletes. It would not be open to the public.

The landing pad would require authorization from the state Department of Transportation. A department spokesman says a public comment period on the proposal has closed, and they were reviewing the comments.

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