Romeo Crennel becomes Chiefs D-coordinator

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Romeo Crennel has agreed to become defensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Crennel's agent, Joe Linta, said this morning that the former Cleveland 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 New England 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.

Crennel was fired by the Browns in 2008.