Adam Caplan of Sirius XM's NFL Radio Network is reporting that Romeo Crennel has signed a three-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, this according to his agent Joe Litna. The Chiefs' previous coach, Todd Haley, signed a four-year deal upon his hiring in 2009.
Crennel signed a similar deal when he was hired by the Cleveland Browns in 2005, and signed a two-year extension following a 10-6 campaign in 2007, but was fired after the 2008 Browns finished with a4-12 record.
Terms of Crennel's current deal with the Chiefs are not yet known, although he was estimated to be making roughly $4 million a year after he signed the extension in Cleveland, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
The Chiefs issued an official statement Monday:
"We are very excited to name Romeo the new head coach of the Chiefs. In 30 years as a coach in the National Football League, Romeo has established an outstanding track record of success, and we believe his experience and proven ability make him the best person to help us reach our goal of consistently competing for championships."
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