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After defense struggles in '07, Bengals fire Bresnahan, Hunley

Updated: January 2, 2008, 6:41 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Just days after indicating that he was satisfied with the work of his staff, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis fired defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan and linebackers coach Ricky Hunley on Wednesday.

The dismissal of Bresnahan marks the second time in his five-year tenure as Bengals coach that Lewis has dismissed a defensive coordinator. Lewis also fired Leslie Frazier after the 2004 season.

In Bresnahan's three seasons as coordinator, Cincinnati statistically ranked 28th ...

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