The Cincinnati Bengals have hired Lou Anarumo as defensive coordinator.

Before working for the New York Giants last season, Anarumo was defensive backs coach for the Dolphins from 2012-17.

"I've always had great respect for Lou, and I know he is a tremendous defensive coach," Zac Taylor said in a news release. "He's a great fit for what we want to build here in Cincinnati. Lou is an excellent communicator who the players will have great respect for, and he will get the best out of them."

Anarumo will be the third defensive coordinator for Cincinnati in three seasons, as longtime defensive coordinator Paul Guenther left after the 2017 season to join the Raiders coaching staff.