Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/13/14

29 Sep 1997: Linebacker Lee Woodall #54 of the San Francisco 49ers tackles receiver Mark Carrier #83 of the Carolina Panthers during the 49ers 34-21 win at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons /Allsport
The Cincinnati Bengals hired Mark Carrier as defensive backs coach and promoted Paul Guenther to linebackers coach, the team announced on Monday. Carrier comes over from the New York Jets, where he served the last two years as defensive line coach and he was previously the defensive backs coach with the Ravens from 2006-09. The Southern Cal product was a standout safety for 11 NFL seasons, including stints with the Bears, Lions and Redskins. "Mark is a great choice for us as he moves back to his old position, coaching the defensive secondary," said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. "He experienced success as a coach with two fine NFL defenses, and he will do very well with our group." Guenther has spent eight years with the Bengals, coaching special teams, defensive backs and linebackers at different points though often in dual-roles. "Paul is very deserving of this opportunity to continue advancing and to coach a position of his own," Lewis said. "Mike Zimmer (Bengals defensive...
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