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Mike Vrabel Named Texans DC, Romeo Crennel to Be Assistant Head Coach

January 18, 2017   ·   Tim Daniels   ·   Jump to comments

The Houston Texans are reportedly set to promote linebackers coach Mike Vrabel to defensive coordinator for the 2017 season.
Albert Breer of The MMQB first reported the promotion Wednesday. He also noted Romeo Crennel, the team's defensive coordinator, is expected to remain with the organization as an assistant head coach. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle confirmed the report.
Vrabel has quickly moved through the coaching ranks since his 14-year playing career ended in 2010. He worked at Ohio State for three seasons, one with the linebackers and two with the defensive line, before joining the Texans in 2014.
The 41-year-old Ohio native and former Buckeye is a three-time Super Bowl champion who was named first-team All-Pro in 2007. In all, he racked up 740 combined tackles, 57 sacks, 40 passes defended, 19 forced fumbles and 11 interceptions across 206 games in the NFL.
He's translated that on-field experience into almost immediate coaching success. The rep...

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