The Cincinnati Bengals have hired former Raiders’ head coach Hue Jackson, bringing back the one-time assistant.
Jackson was fired earlier the offseason after Oakland hired Reggie McKenzie as their new general manager.
Ironically, it was Jackson that paid two draft picks, including a first-round selection in April’s draft to the Bengals in exchange for quarterback Carson Palmer. The move did not work out. Now Jackson will actually have a hand in helping Cincinnati select those very picks.
Geoff Hobson reports on Bengals.com that Jackson will assist new secondary coach Mark Carrier and special teams coach Darrin Simmons.
"I just want to coach football. I have a long relationship with Marvin and I'm looking to helping and assisting who ever in trying to help the organization attain its goal," Jackson told the team’s website.
From 2004-06 he served as the team’s wide receivers coach. Jackson also spent time in Baltimore as the Raven’s offensive coordinator. In one season in Oakland he led the Raiders to an 8-8 season, but the team failed to make it the playoffs.