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Report: Texans hire Crennel as defensive coordinator

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The Houston Texans have agreed to hire Romeo Crennel as their new defensive coordinator, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Crennel, who was out of the NFL this past season after being fired as the Kansas City Chiefs head coach following the 2012 season, met with new Texans head coach Bill O'Brien about the position a week ago.

Crennel will officially replace Wade Phillips as Texans defensive coordinator next week, according to the report.

Crennel has been an NFL defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots and Chiefs. He was also the Browns head coach from 2005 to 2008, and became the Chiefs' interim head coach during the 2011 season before being named Kansas City's regular head coach for the 2012 season.

The Texans have yet to hire an offensive coordinator, but O'Brien has said he will call the plays.
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