The Kansas City Chiefs have officially announced that former defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast will not be retained by the club in what is being reported as a “mutual parting.”
Pendergast was brought over from the Cardinals by head coach Todd Haley when he got the Chiefs job to serve as his defensive coordinator. After the 2009 season however, Haley replaced Pendergast with Romeo Crennel as defensive coordinator. Pendergast initally remained on the staff in an undefined role, but the team announced Thursday that he was no longer part of the staff and it had been reported two weeks ago that his contract would be terminated by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The reason this pertains to Buffalo’s is because Pendergast worked under Gailey when he was head coach in Dallas. Pendergast at that time served as a defensive assistant handling defensive quality control and also as linebackers coach.
Now that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a candidate for a Bills defensive assistant role (coordinator, LBs coach), but he is now available for hire. That being said there have been reports that Pendergast could replace Falcons defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas whose contract was not renewed at season’s end.
Pendergast served as defensive coordinator in Arizona for five seasons (2004-2008).
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