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Steelers Hire Teryl Austin As Senior Assistant; Will Focus On Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made their first hire of the offseason, adding Teryl Austin as a senior defensive assistant. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he will focus on helping Tom Bradley in the secondary.

Steelers hired former Bengals’ defensive coordinator Teryl Austin as senior defensive assistant with a focus on the secondary, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2019

Austin, 53, served as the Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive coordinator in 2018 before being fired on November 12th. The Bengals finished with one of the league’s worst defenses, finishing 30th in points per game allowed and last in yards allowed and third down defense.