Bengals hire Hue Jackson as special assistant to Marvin Lewis

As the Bengals go from bad to worse on defense will they fire Teryl Austin

As the Bengals go from bad to worse on defense will they fire Teryl Austin

Jackson ultimately left Cincinnati for the head coaching job in Cleveland, instead of waiting it out and likely taking over for Lewis when he moved on.

It didn't take too long for Hue Jackson to find a new gig.

Jackson has already had two separate stints as a Bengals' assistant. They fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday. "There is a lot of talent on this team, and I look forward to doing my part to help it finish strong this season".

Jackson has had various roles with the Bengals under Marvin Lewis. When asked Monday how he would handle the additional duties, Lewis smiled and said, "I've got a plan". "Asked how his players received the news, Lewis said, 'Be careful what you wish for'".

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Obviously, Jackson's resumè doesn't exactly do him many favors. The Bengals have reasons to add Jackson - he was, after all, a successful offensive coordinator in Cincinnati - but the main reason might be that he's the best scouting report possible for two remaining games. Jackson will be "in Cincinnati imminently" to join the Bengals' staff, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Things appeared to have changed this week after Austin's departure and Lewis took on additional duties. Marshall entered this season trying to come back from an ankle injury and toe surgery that cost him the majority of the 2017 season with the New York Giants.

Jackson was hired as head coach of the Browns in 2016.

Jackson was sacked by Cleveland in late October after the team opened the season with a 2-5-1 record.

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