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Bengals promote Hue Jackson to special assistant, RB coach

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Former Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson will take on additional duties with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013 as a special assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis and the team's running backs coach, the team announced Wednesday.

Jackson came to the Bengals in 2012 after an 8-8 season in his one year as Raiders coach. He served as an assistant to the special-teams and defensive backs coaches this past season in Cincinnati.

"This is all about us getting better as an offensive team," Lewis said. "It was a tremendous development for our staff that we were able to get Hue last year, and now I'm excited to expand his role."

Jackson has vast coaching experience in the NFL as a offensive coordinator for the Raiders and two others teams and 13 years as a college coach. He was on Lewis' Bengals staff from 2004 to 2006.

As Oakland's offensive coordinator in 2010, Jackson helped build the NFL's No. 2 rushing attack.

"People in football know what kind of offensive mind Hue brings to a staff," Lewis said, "so he's going to be great with our running backs."

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