Bengals HC Marvin Lewis announced Wednesday that DC Paul Guenther will interview with the Raiders for their defensive coordinator vacancy.
“Hopefully we will have an opportunity to get Paul Guenther back, but he has a chance to interview with the Raiders,” Lewis said, per Paul Dehner Jr.
This comes a day after Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that Guenther is planning to leave Cincinnati and explore other opportunities around the NFL.
Adam Schefter recently reported that Guenther, whose contract is now up, is expected to be a leading candidate to become Jon Gruden’s defensive coordinator with the Raiders, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.
Guenther, 46, began his NFL coaching career back in 2002 as an assistant coach for the Redskins. He left after two years to join the Bengals’ coaching staff and was eventually promoted to defensive coordinator after the team lost Mike Zimmer to the Vikings in 2014.
We’ll have more regarding Guenther as the news is available.