Texans DC Romeo Crennel Weighing Retirement

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that sources have said Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel is contemplating whether to retire or return for the 2020 season.

Should Crennel decide to move on, Wilson says Texans DL coach Anthony Weaver is regarded as a top in-house candidate to succeed him.

Crennel, 72, began his NFL coaching career with the Giants back in 1981 as their special teams coach. He later took jobs with the Patriots, Jets and Brown before returning to New England in 2001 as their defensive coordinator.

After four seasons with the Patriots, Crennel was hired as the Browns’ head coach. Unfortunately, he was later fired after four years with the team.

Crennel spent a few years with the Chiefs as their defensive coordinator and interim head coach before the Texans hired as their defensive coordinator in 2014. Houston made the decision to promote Mike Vrabel in 2017 before moving Crennel back to coordinator in 2018. 

In 2019, the Texans’ defense ranked No. 13 best in total yards allowed, No. 14 in points allowed, No. 9 in rushing yards allowed and No. 15 in passing yards allowed.

We’ll have more regarding Crennel as the news is available.

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