Pendergast will not return to Kansas City

January, 28, 2010
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The Kansas City Chiefs made some more changes to their staff. None were overly surprising.

The announcement that sticks out is that former defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast is no longer with the team. He was replaced by Romeo Crennel two weeks ago. At that time, Kansas City head coach Todd Haley said he wanted Pendergast to stay with the team in some form.

Pendergast’s unit struggled last season, but he is a solid secondary coach and the Chiefs could have benefitted from his presence on the 2010 staff.

Former tight ends coach Bob Bicknell and receiver coach Dedric Ward are officially parting from the team.

Richie Anderson was named receivers coach. He worked heavily with the unit during the season. Anthony Pleasant, a 14-year NFL defensive lineman, was named a defensive assistant. Former defensive quality control coach Pat Perles is now the assistant offensive line coach.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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