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Steelers Now NFL Notebook, Jan. 21



Steelers NFL Free Agency Notebook

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🏈 4:45 p.m: The Baltimore Ravens are losing another defensive assistant, as defensive line coach Joe Cullen has been hired by Urban Meyer to be the defensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the third Baltimore defensive assistant to depart this offseason, all to promotions. Linebackers coach Mike MacDonald left to be the new defensive coordinator at Michigan and defensive backs coach Jesse Minter will be the next defensive coordinator at Vanderbilt.

Defensive coordinator Don Martindale, passing defense coordinator Chris Hewitt and outside linebackers coach Drew Wilkins are all that remain of the staff that led the Ravens to the No. 2 scoring defense in the NFL in 2020. Martindale interviewed for several head coaching opportunities, and remains in the mix for the last vacancy in Houston.

🏈 Noon: The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Twitter on Thursday the franchise will be debuting new uniforms this spring.

Besides the league-wide switch from Reebok to Nike, the Bengals’ uniforms have basically gone unchanged for the last 17 seasons. As the franchise begins a new era led by quarterback Joe Burrow, it seems only fitting that Cincinnati would also overhaul their uniforms with a brand new design.

Cincinnati last debuted a new uniform set in 2016, when they debuted their current Color Rush alternates, which have become widely popular and a fan favorite.