He is doing this so that Pioli can leave on his own....so that he won't have to pay him. Pioli isn't going to fold. He will want some kind of settlement.
2017 Mock Draft- GM for New Orleans Saints
1A. Taco Charlton, DE Michigan
1B. Tre'Davious White, CB LSU
2A. Zach Cunningham, LB Vanderbilt
2B. Chris Godwin, WR Penn State
3. Marcus Maye, S Florida