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6-10, 4th in AFC North

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals coach Zac Taylor said there was no deadline to hire a defensive coordinator, even with the NFL scouting combine just days away. Lou Anarumo was announced as the new DC Thursday. Taylor said: "This thing could've gone as long as it needed to go to be truthful. We don't play a game until September. Obviously there's a personnel side of things that needs to be taken care of because of the draft but I just wanted to make sure that this is a long term hire. This guy is going to do great things here and so we wanted to make sure that no matter how many days it took, we were going to find the right person, and today just happened to be that day."

This Just In  

The Cincinnati Bengals have hired Giants secondary coach Lou Anarumo as their Defensive Coordinator. New Bengals Head Coach Zac Taylor and Anarumo worked together in Miami - @diannaESPN

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8dChris Low

Grantham staying Florida DC over Bengals offer

Todd Grantham will remain Florida's defensive coordinator with a contract extension that runs through 2022 after interviewing with the Bengals on Tuesday and meeting with team owner Mike Brown on Wednesday.

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Taylor On The Advantage Of Youth In Today's NFL

Bengals Coach Zac Taylor talks to Adam Schefter about his whirlwind couple of weeks, learning from Sean McVay, youth in today's NFL, the challenges of the AFC North & more.


Schefter: Bengals' Taylor, Fantasy Basketball Obsession

After discussing the Browns' acquisition of Kareem Hunts, Adam Schefter talks to new Bengals head coach Zac Taylor about his whirlwind couple of weeks, his coaching mentors and more (3:10). Plus, Adam discusses his new obsession of fantasy basketball with ESPN's Andre Snellings (15:12) and answers your #AskAdam questions (31:07).

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have announced the hiring of RBs coach Jemal Singleton, strength and conditioning coach Joey Boese and director of coaching operations Doug Rosefeld. Singleton was previously with the Raiders and Colts. Boese has spent the last three seasons at the University of Illinois. Rosfeld, who comes from Moeller High School, will handle some administrative duties for Zac Taylor. They worked together at the University of Cincinnati.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

More Bengals' staffing changes: Strength and conditioning coach Chip Morton and assistant strength and conditioning coach Jeff Friday won't be staying on Zac Taylor's staff. Morton was hired in 2003 when Marvin Lewis took the job.

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15dKatherine Terrell

Bengals hire OL coach fired by Fins in bully case

Offensive line coach Jim Turner is returning to the NFL with the Bengals, his first coaching job in the league since he was fired in 2014 as a result of the Dolphins' bullying scandal.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals coach Zac Taylor spend a lot of his introductory press conference talking about culture and character. When asked about people being skeptical that he would follow that up by hiring Jim Turner, Taylor said: "Well I think everyone gets caught in some situations sometimes that they wish they would do differently, but again, I know those situations inside and out and I feel very comfortable bringing Jim in here and all the other guys we're bringing in."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Zac Taylor on the hiring of Jim Turner, who returns to the NFL after his ousting from Miami in 2014: "I know the man and I know he's a great person, great human," Taylor said. "And so, somebody I trust. We talked about culture and bringing the right people in this building and I would never do anything that would tarnish the reputation of the Brown family and the Bengals organization if I didn't believe in the person and know the person inside and out. And every coach, not just Jim, every coach we're bringing in here is about the right stuff ... and that's why I'm excited to get Jim in here. Football coaching aside, I like the person and I know the person."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals staff is coming together. Brian Callahan will be the offensive coordinator, Jim Turner will coach the offensive line, James Casey will coach tight ends and Ben Martin is the assistant offensive line coach. Turner and Martin both worked on the Dolphins staff with Taylor and they were also at Texas A&M together from 2010-2011. Still no defensive coordinator or running backs coach.

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17dKatherine Terrell

Bengals' Taylor: I'm not going to be Sean McVay

New Bengals coach Zac Taylor has heard the comparisons to the Rams' Sean McVay, whom he worked under in Los Angeles, but insists he's "not going to try to be Sean. ... I'm going to do it the way I feel most comfortable with."

Is Taylor still the right hire for Cincinnati? (1:00)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals' owner Mike Brown on Zac Taylor: “Zac is a bright coach with an offensive mind and background, which is important to have in today's NFL. And he's young. He embraces new ideas and new ways to do things, which will be a good thing for us. I believe our team will be exciting and fun to watch with him at the helm.”

Team Stats

Passing Yards205.624th
Rushing Yards105.121st
Points For23.017th
Points Against28.4