Texans hire Mike Vrabel as linebackers coach

Mike Vrabel is headed back to the NFL

Vrabel is leaving Ohio State to become the Houston Texans' linebackers coach.

The former NFL linebacker played for the New England Patriots when Texans coach Bill O'Brien was on the Patriots' staff as offensive coordinator.

O'Brien is also considering hiring Romeo Crennel, who coached Vrabel with the Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.

Vrabel was known as a key recruiter and fiery leader with the Buckeyes, where he played collegiately.

As a player, Vrabel was known for his toughness, intelligence and versatility.

Now, he's applying those attributes to the coaching profession.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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