CINCINNATI (WLWT)–Former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is headed to Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis announced Jackson will join the Bengals’ coaching staff as special assistant to the head coach.
“I have a great comfort level with Hue and his ability to assist me with the day-to-day responsibilities on defense, including analyzing our opponents and helping me on game days with the players and defensive coaches,” Lewis said.
Jackson is in his 18th season as an NFL coach.
“I’m pleased to have the opportunity to join the Bengals this season. There is a lot of talent on this team, and I look forward to doing my part to help it finish the season strong,” Jackson said.
The move comes after the firing of defensive coordinator Teryl Austin Monday, a day after a rough loss to the Saints — 51-14.
Several hours later, NFL insiders, including Ian Rapoport, started reporting Jackson, a former offensive coordinator for the Bengals, will be joining the coaching staff once again.
During Monday’s media conference, someone asked if Jackson would be coming in. Lewis smiled and said, “watch and see.”
Jackson was fired from the Browns just two weeks ago after the team lost their 25th straight road game.
This will be Jackson’s third term under Lewis.
Bengals.com writer Geoff Hobson said Jackson is supposed to arrive at Paul Brown Stadium Tuesday morning.