James Urban, quarterbacks coach the last two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles, has been hired as wide receivers coach. Urban worked last season with QBs Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb as the Eagles (10-6) won the NFC East championship, and Vick earned accolades as the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year, ranking fourth in NFL passer rating (100.2) while also leading all QBs in rushing 676 yards. With Kolb also playing significantly, the Eagles posted a season team passer rating of 92.1.
"I am very excited to be able to bring Jim to Cincinnati to work with our receivers," said head coach Marvin Lewis. "He brings us a wealth of knowledge in an offensive system very similar to what (new offensive coordinator) Jay Gruden is installing for us. This is a very good fit for our team."
Last season was Urban's seventh with the Eagles. He was assistant to the head coach from 2004-06 and was offensive quality control coach in 2007 and '08.
A native of Mechanicsburg, Pa/., Urban played in college at Washington and Lee, as a wide receiver and kick returner. He coached for seven years in college -- at Clarion University and the University of Pennsylvania -- before joining the Eagles.
Urban replaces Mike Sheppard, who signed earlier this month as quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Paul Guenther, entering his seventh season on the Bengals staff, will work in 2011 as assistant special teams/assistant defensive backs coach. For the previous five seasons, Guenther worked with special teams and linebackers.
In his work as assistant defensive backs coach, Guenther will replace Louie Cioffi, who signed earlier this month with Arizona as defensive backs coach.
David Lippincott, a Bengals coaching assistant the last three seasons, has been promoted to a full staff position, as defensive quality control coach. His major roles will be in video breakdowns and game plan preparation, and he also will assume on-field duties with front-seven players.
Lippincott is a Cincinnati native, a graduate of Moeller High School and the University of Dayton. Prior to joining the Bengals, he coached in college for three seasons at Bluffton University (2000-02), two seasons at Minnesota (2003-04) and three seasons at Richmond (2005-07). He worked with all three defensive position groups -- line, linebackers and defensive backs -- over the course of his college seasons.
He is the son of Jim Lippincott, Bengals director of football operations.