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Bengals name Hue Jackson offensive coordinator

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The Bengals moved quickly on Thursday to name running backs coach Hue Jackson the team's new offensive coordinator, replacing Jay Gruden who was named the Redskins' new head coach on the same day. 

"I am very excited to move forward with Hue," Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said. "We are blessed to have a staff that allows us to promote from within.  It keeps some of the continuity with our offensive team,  yet we get new direction and fire from an aggressive and innovative coaching mind. Hue's expertise in all aspects of football and coaching is very wide."

Jackson has served as offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders. He was promoted to head coach of the Raiders in 2011, leading a team that missed the playoffs on a tiebreaker after tying for the best record (8-8) in the AFC West Division, the Bengals said.  The 8-8 record is tied for the best by any Raiders club since 2002.

Jackson returned to the Bengals for 2012. From 2004-06, Jackson was Bengals wide receivers coach.

"It's an honor to be (the) Bengals' offensive coordinator and to keep working with Marvin and Mike  Brown and the Brown family," Jackson said. "I thank them all for this opportunity. Our goal is to be the best, to be the one team hoisting that trophy when it's all over and that's what I'll be working for every day." 

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