Sport Bengals reportedly hire Teryl Austin as new defensive coordinator

23:55  08 january  2018
23:55  08 january  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Austin was reportedly weighing offers from the Bengals and Oakland Raiders. Raiders competing with Bengals to hire Teryl Austin . Bengals closing in on hiring Teryl Austin as DC, per report The Bengals are working to make former Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin their next defensive

The deal is not complete, but things are trending toward that direction after Cincinnati interviewed Austin on Friday. Sources: The # Bengals are in negotiations to make former #Lions DC Teryl Austin their new defensive coordinator .

The Bengals have agreed to terms with former Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin to fill the same position Monday, according to multiple reports.

A report from NFL Media stated that Austin and the Bengals agreed to terms despite strong interest from the Raiders. Austin coached the Lions since 2014. He began coaching in 1991 at Penn State as a graduate assistant.

Teryl Austin smiling for the camera © (Getty Images) Teryl Austin

Cincinnati decided last week that it would bring head coach Marvin Lewis back for a 16th season, despite his failure in the playoffs. The Bengals also announced Monday that Bob Bicknell was named the next wide receivers coach.

Detroit finished 27th in team defense this season, allowing 355.8 yards per game. Austin became a hot commodity after the 2014 season when the Lions had the No. 2 overall and No. 3 scoring defense.

The Lions, searching for a new head coach, have been linked with Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.

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