Crennel's agent talking to Browns about contract extension

Updated: January 6, 2008, 6:16 PM ET
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Romeo Crennel

Crennel

Coming off a 10-6 campaign that ended with the Browns narrowly missing the playoffs, the agent for Cleveland's Romeo Crennel is talking to the team about extending the coach's current contract, according to a published report.

"It was really me calling them and just saying, 'Romeo is in his third year and he's obviously turned the program around. Is this going to be the guy that's going to be the face of the franchise and is he sticking around here for a long time?'" Crennel's agent Joe Linta told The Columbus Dispatch. "Obviously, if they don't end up doing something with him [within the next year], he'll end up becoming a lame duck."

Crennel is currently in the third year of a five-year contract with Cleveland. He has a 20-28 record with the Browns.