The Cincinnati Bengals are still searching for a defensive coordinator.
University of Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has pulled himself out consideration, according to multiple reports.
Can confirm Harrison's report at https://t.co/4LOcJVVh4M: #Gators DC Todd Grantham no longer considering #Bengals offer at this time, plans to stay at UF per source. https://t.co/ITM2WRmyfB— Graham Hall (@GrahamHall_) February 14, 2019
Grantham was thought to the be the favorite to run new coach Zac Taylor’s defense.
The Cincinnati Bengals could be close to hiring a defensive coordinator.
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The team is zeroing on University of Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Sources: The #Bengals have narrowed their defensive coordinator search to focus on #Florida DC Todd Grantham, and he’s back in the building this morning. The only question is, can the #Bengals and new coach Zac Taylor pull him away from UF.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 13, 2019
The Bengals last season ranked last in the NFL in yards allowed per game (413.6) and 30th (out of 32) in points allowed per game (28.4).
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Grantham, 52, has 11 years of NFL experience, including three seasons (2005-07) as the Browns defensive coordinator. He’s spent the last nine seasons as a defensive coordinator in college, including last season at the University of Florida.
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