Crennel Agrees to Extension

The Cleveland Browns had a rough start to the 2007 season, but were able to change their fortunes. But it wasn't just the new starting quarterback, Derek Anderson, who deserves credit. Head coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Phil Savage made a bold move by making a change behind center after just one game.

Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel has agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2011 with the team worth between $3.8-$4.2 million per season, a league source told Crennel had two years left on his original five-year deal which was valued at more than $2 million per season. Crennel could make up to $4.2 million in each season of the two-year extension depending on the team's achievement.

Crennel was able to weather the storm of a rocky beginning to the 2007 season to bring the team back to their first winning campaign since 2002.

The team also made some other coaching news recently by extending the contract of offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski for two more seasons (his deal will also expire after 2011) and they also fired defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.

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