Chiefs Hire Former Browns Coach Romeo Crennel as New Defensive Coordinator

The Chiefs have hired Romeo Crennel to come in an run the teams defense as the clubs new defensive coordinator. The agent for Crennel, Joe Linta, said today that the former Browns coach will start his new job in a “couple of weeks.”

Crennel, who has been out of football for a year recovering from hip surgery, will coach in the East-West all-star game before joining the Chiefs and linking up with his old friend, Charlie Weis. The Patriots won three Super Bowls with Crennel as defensive coordinator and Weis as offensive coordinator. Last week, the Chiefs hired Weis as offensive coordinator after he was fired as head coach at Notre Dame.

Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli was also a part of the New England dynasty as director of personnel.

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