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Miami Dolphins hire Bengals linebackers coach Matt Burke

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The Cincinnati Bengals are in the market for a new linebackers coach after Matt Burke was hired by the Miami Dolphins, who recently named Vance Joseph as their defensive coordinator.

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Cincinnati Bengals linebackers coach Matt Burke is leaving Cincinnati for Miami, according to Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero.

Cincinnati hired Burke in January 2014, not long after Paul Guenther replaced Mike Zimmer as the team's defensive coordinator. Burke is joining former Bengals co-secondary coach Vance Joseph, who was recently named as the defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins.

Before joining the Bengals, Burke helped lead a Lions defense that ranked sixth in the NFL against the run in 2013. He was instrumental in the development of LBs Stephen Tulloch and DeAndre Levy at Detroit. Both players joined the Lions during his tenure. The linebackers led the Lions in total tackles in 2012.

Prior to joining the Lions, Burk spent five seasons on the Tennessee Titans coaching staff, working as an administrative assistant and defensive assistant. He coached three seasons in the college ranks before entering the NFL.

"It's a great opportunity to come and work with one of the NFL's best defenses," Burke said upon being hired by the Bengals in 2014, "and I look forward to getting to know our players and establish communication with them. It's great to be able to work with Marvin. Jim (Schwartz) feels the same way about Marvin as Marvin does about him, so I think everyone felt it was a good fit all around."

A native of Hudson, Mass., Burke played safety at Dartmouth. He was part of an undefeated Ivy League championship team in 1996.