The Cincinnati Bengals hired Matt Burke as linebackers coach, the team announced Saturday.

Burke spent the previous five seasons on the Detroit Lions' coaching staff and has 10 years of NFL experience overall.

Burke replaces Paul Guenther, who was promoted defensive coordinator earlier in the week.

"We're fortunate to get a coach of Matt's quality and experience to move into this spot," coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement. "Matt has come up under the system of (former Lions coach) Jim Schwartz, starting with Jim at the Tennessee Titans and then moving on when Jim got the head coaching job at Detroit. He was one of Jim's hand-picked guys, and I think most people know how much I respect Jim as a friend and colleague.

"Matt did great work with developing the young linebackers at Detroit, and he brings ideas and perspective from another system, which is something great for us to have as a staff."

Burke, 37, helped coach a Lions defense that ranked sixth in the NFL against the run in 2013.

"It's a great opportunity to come and work with one of the NFL's best defenses, and I look forward to getting to know our players and establish communication with them," Burke said in a statement. "It's great to be able to work with Marvin. Jim (Schwartz) feels the same way about Marvin as Marvin does about him, so I think everyone felt it was a good fit all around."

Burke spent five seasons on the Tennessee Titans' coaching staff, working as an administrative assistant and defensive assistant. He also coached three seasons at the collegiate level.