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Chiefs shake up coaching staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs won't be bringing back defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast or two other assistant coaches next season.

The Chiefs made the announcement Thursday. Tight ends coach Bob Bicknell and wide receivers coach Dedric Ward also won't be retained.

Pendergast was hired as defensive coordinator last year only because Romeo Crennel wasn't available. Crennel accepted that job earlier this month, putting Pendergast out of the job.

In other moves, Richie Anderson will become wide receivers coach and Anthony Pleasant will be a defensive assistant. Both served minority coaching fellowships with the team last year.

Pat Perles was reassigned to assistant offensive line coach. He was defensive quality control coach.