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Bengals add Austin as defensive coordinator

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Cincinnati Bengals have hired Teryl Austin as their new defensive coordinator. He comes to the team after being on former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell’s staff.

Austin replaces Paul Guenther, who will join Jon Gruden’s staff with the Oakland Raiders. Prior to this new appointment, he was the Lions defensive coordinator for the past four years.

Teryl Austin is seen here as the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator (Getty Images)

Teryl Austin is seen here as the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator (Getty Images)

“I am excited to add Teryl to our coaching staff as defensive coordinator,” said Lewis. “He is a bright and aggressive coach with a wealth of experience. I look forward to working alongside him to take full advantage of our talented defensive personnel.”

He was the Baltimore Ravens secondary coach for three seasons from 2011 through 2013. Austin also served as the Florida Gators defensive coordinator in 2010.

He was the Arizona Cardinals defensive backs coach from 2007 through 2009. He was also the Seattle Seahawks defensive backs coach from 2003 through 2006.

He was a coach in the college ranks from 1991 through 2002. He began as a graduate assistant with the Penn State Nittany Lions.

He then joined the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as their defensive backs coach. He also served as a defensive assistant with the Syracuse Orange, before joining the Michigan Wolverines.

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