The Bengals were expected to bring in former Raiders HC Jack Del Rio to interview for their defensive coordinator vacancy under new HC Zac Taylor.
However, Ian Rapoport reports that Taylor and Del Rio spoke recently determined that it wasn’t a perfect fit.
Tom Pelissero adds that Del Rio is still being paid by the Raiders, so he has the luxury of waiting for the right opportunity to surface.
Cincinnati will apparently move on to other candidates for the job.
Former Packers DC Dom Capers is reportedly in the mix for the Bengals’ defensive coordinator position.
Del Rio, 55, began his head coaching career with the Jaguars from 2003-2011 and led them to a regular season record of 68-71 (48.9 percent) and franchise to two playoff appearances.
After his time in Jacksonville, the Broncos signed him to become their defensive coordinator from 2012-2014 and helped create one of the strongest defenses in the NFL during that time.
The Raiders brought him in as their head coach in 2015 only to fire him a few weeks and hiring Jon Gruden.
During his three years as the Raiders head coach, Del Rio led them to a record of 25-23 (52.1 percent) and one playoff appearance.