Hue Jackson returns to Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff

Hue Jackson returns to Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff
Posted at 9:41 AM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 11:17:06-05

Following his firing from the Cleveland Browns, Hue Jackson is heading south to Cincinnati for a coaching position, the Cincinnati Bengals confirmed Tuesday.

Jackson's role will focus on helping Marvin Lewis, who is now running the team's defense following the firing of Cincinnati's defensive coordinator, assimilate his head coaching duties with managing and calling the defense, the Bengals report.

"I'm pleased to have the opportunity to join the Bengals this season. There's a lot of talent on this team, and I look forward to doing my part to help it finish the season strong," Jackson told the Bengals.

Jackson, who is in his 18th season as an NFL coach, was Lewis’s offensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015 before he was hired by Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam. Jackson also worked in Cincinnati as a defensive assistant and wide receivers coach.

Lewis fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday, a day after a 51-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

The Bengals will face the Browns on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1:00 pm.