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Bengals News (3/7): Get to know Cincinnati’s new defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo

Lou Anarumo wasn’t exactly the biggest name before being hired, so check out these five fun facts about him to get know him a little better.

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Five Fun Facts About Lou Anarumo
Under Anarumo’s direction in 2015, cornerback Brent Grimes and strong safety Reshad Jones were selected to the Pro Bowl, marking the first time since the 2003 season that Miami had two members of their secondary participate in the Pro Bowl in the same season.

Zac Taylor reps Bengals at University of Cincinnati pro day
New Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor was the prominent name at the University of Cincinnati’s pro day. Taylor, who just finalized most of his coaching staff during his first scouting combine, didn’t have to travel far for the event.

Cincinnati Bengals offseason: The risks of free agent linebackers
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Former Bengals 2nd-round pick Margus Hunt cashes in with Colts
Said upside never materialized in Cincinnati. Hunt played four seasons with the Bengals, failing to break into the rotation much and recording 1.5 sacks.

Bengals say they have plans to get John Ross more involved
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