Source: K.C. will get first chance to hire Crennel

A source close to former Cleveland head coach Romeo Crennel said that the Kansas City Chiefs will get the first crack at hiring him as defensive coordinator if they choose to pursue him.

Crennel would reunite with general manager Scott Pioli and offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. They were all in New England together during its Super Bowl run. Weis was hired by Kansas City last week.

The source said that four other NFL teams have called about Crennel. The New York Giants are reportedly one of the teams, but Crennel will give the Chiefs the first chance to hire him if they want to. The Chiefs have not fired defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.

The Chiefs tried to hire Crennel last year. However, he turned down the opportunity because he had hip surgery.