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Hue Jackson returns to the Bengals as special assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis

Posted at 8:57 AM, Nov 13, 2018

CINCINNATI -- It’s official: Hue Jackson is coming back to Cincinnati as special assistant to Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, the team announced Tuesday. 

This is Jackson’s third coaching position with the team. He's served as an assistant coach twice (2004-2006, and 2012-2013) and as an offensive coordinator (2014-2015). Jackson was hired as head coach for the Cleveland Browns in 2016 but was fired in his third losing season.

Jackson is in his 18th season as an NFL coach.

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“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 in a written statement.

Former Bengals player John Thornton, Jackson's agent at Roc Nation, said he was happy for all parties involved.

"The Bengals and Hue have a great relationship that goes way beyond football," Thornton told WCPO. "That's the only way a move like this can happen during the season."