Just call them the Kansas City Patriots.
Romeo Crennel, the defensive coordinator that helped the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls, joins former Pats general manager Scott Pioli and offensive coordinator Charlie Weis in Kansas City, according to the Associated Press.
Crennel, who led the Cleveland Browns to a 24-40 record after four seasons as the team's head coach, likely will start work with the Chiefs later this month or early February, according to an ESPN report.
With Crennel's hiring today, he replaces Clancy Pendergast as defensive coordinator in Kansas City.
Last week, Weis, who was offensive coordinator in New England from 2000 to 2004 signed a contract with the Chiefs to become their offensive coordinator. During his five-year stint as the head coach of Notre Dame, Weis compiled a 35-27 record.
Meanwhile, a handful of former Patriots players remain on the Kansas City roster including quarterback Matt Cassel, who led New England to a 11-5 record in place of then-injured Tom Brady, and outside linebacker Mike Vrabel, who worked with Crennel from 2001 to 2004.