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The Bengals had some false starts when it came to finding a defensive coordinator to serve under head coach Zac Taylor Womens Shawn Williams Jersey , but their search finally ended this week with the hiring of former Giants defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo.Anarumo and Taylor spoke to the media about the hire on Thursday and Taylor addressed the amount of time it took for the team to land Anarumo. He said that he felt the search seemed like a more extended one than it was because the Bengals were getting a later start than other teams because he was with the Rams in the Super Bowl.“I just felt that, that was the right thing to do, not put together a staff until after the game was over,” Taylor said, via the team’s website. “It was easy to hire some guys on offense because I knew them all along Womens Josh Malone Jersey , but I just really wanted to start that process when the game ended. It feels like it’s gone on forever because we’re the last team to make these hires, but in reality, it’s taken the same amount of time that you would normally take with a new head coach and the hires we’ve made. Again, it’s just about the right people. There’s plenty of really good coaches out there, we just had to find the right one that fit what we wanted to do Hardy Nickerson Jersey White , and we found that with Lou.”Based on multiple reports, the Bengals went down the road of trying to hire other candidates so it didn’t play out quite the way that Taylor explained it on Thursday. None of that will matter much if Anarumo makes up for lost time and puts together a defense that plays well come September.Ravens at Bengals injury report: Preston Brown and Carlos Dunlap sidelined The Bengals and Ravens held a rare Monday practice, though it was mostly a walkthrough with no real contact.However, there was still significant news as linebacker Preston Brown and defensive end Carlos Dunlap did not practice for the Bengals. Brown is battling an ankle injury that has him iffy for Thursday’s clash with Baltimore. Dunlap is battling a calf injury that wasn’t reported on Monday, so hopefully Vontaze Burfict Jersey White , it’s minor and he’s back practicing Tuesday. The only other Bengals to not get in a full practice were wide receiver Cody Core (back), left guard Clint Boling (foot) and cornerback Darqueze Dennard (neck), all of whom were limited. None of their injuries appear to be significant.Tight end Tyler Eifert (back) and cornerback William Jackson (shoulder) were listed as full participants. On Baltimore’s side, tight end Hayden Hurst remains out with a foot injury and is almost certainly out this week. He’s still recovering from surgery late in the preseason. Backup cornerback Maurice Canady was held out with a thigh injury. That’s key with starting cornerback Jimmy Smith still sidelined due to a four-game suspension. Backup running back Kenneth Dixon was out with a knee injury. He actually ran for 44 yards and one score on 13 carries in Baltimore’s 47-3 win over the Bills.Backup defensive tackle Willie Henry was out with a hernia injury. He was inactive in Week 1. All told, the Ravens will have just about all of their heavy-hitters able to go Thursday. Let’s hope the same is true for the Bengals.

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