EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ Rod Rust, one-time head coach of the New England Patriots and defensive coordinator for the New York Giants in 1992, has been hired again by the Giants.

Rust, 73, will be defensive quality control coach. Dave Brazil, who held that position last season, will become senior defensive analyst.

Rust, who was head coach of the Patriots in 1990, was the Giants' defensive coordinator at the same time current head coach Jim Fassel was the offensive coordinator under Ray Handley.