Bengals hire Hue Jackson as assistant coach

Former Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson has rejoined the Cincinnati Bengals as an assistant coach. Specifically, he was hired to help out with the secondary and special teams working in tandem with secondary coach Mark Carrier and special teams coach Darrin Simmons. Jackson was fired by new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie.

Jackson was an assistant coach for the Bengals from 2004 to 2006. "Hue is a tremendous addition to our staff," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. "I relied on Hue greatly when he was with us, and his success overall in the NFL, including being selected for a head coaching position, is well documented. He has expertise in all aspects of the game, and we are fortunate to have obtained his services."

Jackson has been coaching in the NFL for the past 12 seasons, working with Lewis on the Washington Redskins' staff previously.

He has held offensive coordinator posts for Washington (2003), Atlanta (2007) and the Raiders (2010). The Raiders finished 8-8 last season, finishing ninth in total offense and seventh in rushing offense.

When he was with the Bengals, Jackson coached wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.

He left the Bengals after the 2006 season to become the Falcons' offensive coordinator.

He was also the quarterbacks coach for the Baltimore Ravens prior to joining the Raiders.

Jackson played quarterback at the University of Pacific and coached in college at USC as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

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