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Bengals hire Marcus Lewis to defensive staff

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The Cincinnati Bengals added Marcus Lewis to the defensive coaching staff on Monday.

Lewis, who is the son of head coach Marvin Lewis, will serve as defensive assistant/quality control coach. It's the first time a father and son will be on the same staff in Bengals history.

Lewis spent 2013 as an assistant to the University of Cincinnati coaching staff with the defensive line and scout teams. Off the field, he helped with team scouting, film breakdown and the practice organization. He will work in similar capacities with the Bengals, officials said.

Lewis played high school football at Indian Hill and went on to play linebacker for four seasons (2008-11) at Indiana State, seeing action in 33 career games.

Marvin Lewis and the Bengals did not yet comment on the hire, as to give Marcus time to acclimate himself to the coaching staff before the team comes back for its first offseason training on April 21.

This position is considered an entry level position on the NFL level.

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