The Bengals are wasting little time filling in the gaps on their offensive staff after the departure of coordinator Jay Gruden to Washington.
Following the same-day promotion of running backs coach Hue Jackson to coordinator, the Bengals waited a day before naming Kyle Caskey as Jackson’s position-coach replacement.
Caskey spent the previous two years working as the Bengals’ assistant offensive line and quality control coach.
“Kyle has worked closely with our coordinators the last few seasons,” head coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement. “And with [OL coach] Paul Alexander, he’s done a lot of direct work with our offensive line players. He’s been in the staff meetings with the running back coaches [Jackson and predecessor Jim Anderson].
“It’s all been part of the evolution of a bright young coach, and the time comes when the opportunity’s there to become a position coach on your own. That’s where we are with Kyle, and it’s great again that we have the person in-house to promote from within.”
Of course, it’s also a cost-effective move, which has never been anything the Bengals were averse to.
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