Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel works with his defense during team practice on Sunday, August 6, 2017, in Flowery Branch. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton

Report: Ex-Falcons assistant Manuel a candidate for Bengals’ DC job  

Former Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel is a candidate for the same position with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a NFL Network report.

Manuel, offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong were fired on Dec. 31, the day after the Falcons finished 7-9.

Armstrong landed with the Buccaneers, while Sarkisian returned to the college ranks at Alabama.   He received his first check of more than $70,000 for his work in the month of January, according to Al.com.      

Former Rams quarterback coach Zac Taylor was introduced as the Bengals’ head coach on Tuesday. 

Manuel was drafted by the Bengals in the sixth round of the 2002 draft. 

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