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Former Ravens assistant Teryl Austin hired by Marvin Lewis to run Bengals defense

Former Ravens assistant Teryl Austin hired by Marvin Lewis to run Bengals defense

As John Harbaugh ponders how he’ll fill the Ravens’ defensive coordinator opening, one of his former assistants was hired to lead the defense of a division rival.

The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that they hired Teryl Austin as their new defensive coordinator. He replaces Paul Guenther, who left the Bengals to join Jon Gruden’s staff with the Oakland Raiders.

Austin, 52, was the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator for the past four seasons under Jim Caldwell, another former Ravens assistant. Austin became available when Caldwell was fired last week....

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