The anticipated addition of Romeo Crennel to the Texans’ coaching staff is now official.
According to Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com, Crennel has agreed to a three-year contract to become the Texans’ defensive coordinator.
He has shared background with new coach Bill O’Brien from their days in New England (though they didn’t work together there), and his addition won’t require them to change much of their existing 3-4 alignment.
Crennel was out of football last year, cashing checks from the Chiefs after being fired after the 2012 season. The 66-year-old assistant will also have a familiar face with him, as former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel is coming on board as linebackers coach.