The Bengals moved quickly this offseason to replace a raid on their coaching staff, and have finished replacing the replacements.
The Bengals promoted in-house assistants Hue Jackson and Paul Guenther to replaced departed coordinators Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer earlier this offseason.
So after promoting assistant offensive line/quality control coach Kyle Caskey to Jackson’s spot as running backs coach, they replaced Caskey with Brian Braswell Thursday, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
“Brian is an energetic guy who finds ways to contribute, and we’re happy to add him on for 2014,” head coach Marvin Lewis said. “We were very impressed with the work he put in for us in the offseason and training camp last year.”
While such lower-level coaching moves don’t always make headlines, Braswell’s hiring is notable on two fronts.
One, it wraps up the staff movement before the Senior Bowl is played, which every team can’t say. Two, it promotes a young assistant from the NFL Bill Walsh Minority Internship coaching program, with Lewis paying forward the help he’s received over the years.
Braswell interned with the Bengals last summer, his first introduction to the team. He’s been at Morehouse College since 2005, the last six years as offensive line coach/run game coordinator. He also interned with the Steelers in 2010.