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Giants Set to Interview Crennel; Chiefs in the Mix

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You didn't think we were going to go more than four hours without some coordinator news, did you?

Here's what's going on with Romeo Crennel:

The New York Giants will likely be ready to interview him for their defensive coordinator position next week according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Crennel has spoken with the Giants, the interest is mutual, and both sides appear to be ready to set up an interview.

The Giants fired defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan earlier this week. They also released their defensive line coach.

Crennel's agent, Joe Linta, did confirm to the New York Daily News that he is "interested" in the Giants job. The Newark Star-Ledger also had a conversation with Linta earlier this week indicating his interest in the Giants job.

However, this doesn't necessarily mean the Chiefs are out of the mix. Linta said in an email to the New York Daily News, "We've had a few calls from teams but nothing concrete as of yet."

Vacchiano goes on to write, "One of those teams is the Kansas City Chiefs, who would like to speak to him next week about their defensive coordinator job, according to reports."

Crennel is on vacation until Monday. When he returns, he'll take a look at these calls and determine if any interviews will take place. However, the following week he is coaching the East-West Shrine game (January 23rd) so he's expected to be unavailable then.

This is just a thought but Haley was emphatic that he, nor GM Scott Pioli, had not spoken to Crennel about joining the Chiefs....but that doesn't mean they haven't talked to his agent.

Update 6:16 PM: Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger has also spoken with Linta. Here's what Garafolo had to say afterwards:

"Also, there has been plenty of speculation about Crennel's heading to Kansas City to take a job with the Chiefs. Linta didn't say that wouldn't happen, but he said it's not close to a done deal. The Chiefs will remain in play, but Crennel's road to East Rutherford isn't exactly blocked right now."