Reese decision should come early in week

If Patriots senior football advisor Floyd Reese is leaving the organization to become Seattle Seahawks general manager, which would lead to another New England front-office reshuffling, the team should know by early in the week.

"We decided to take the weekend and come back out of it early next week and make a decision on this thing," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday in an interview on SIRIUS Radio's "Movin' the Chains" program, as relayed by Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times.

In New England, Reese has been the primary contract negotiator and a veteran sounding board to director of player personnel Nick Caserio and Bill Belichick on personnel decisions. In Seattle, he would presumably have more say on the personnel side.

Reese is one of two finalists for the job, according to ESPN's John Clayton.

If Reese departs, the Patriots would need someone to be their primary point person on contracts. That was something Scott Pioli handled in his role as vice president of player personnel, and when Pioli was named Chiefs general manager last year, it created a void in that area.