Source: Bengals looking at outside hire with offensive background

(Andrew Weber USA Today Sports)
Updated: Jan. 9, 2019 at 6:13 PM EST
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CINCINNATI, OH (WXIX) - The Bengals search for their next head coach is nearing its end, according to a source around the team who spoke with FOX19 NOW.

According to that source, the Bengals are leaning towards hiring a coach with an offensive background, who did not spend the 2018 season on the Bengals coaching staff - special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons, offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and special assistant to the head coach Hue Jackson.

Some of the outside targets with offensive minds that the Bengals have interviewed include: Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor, Rams passing game coordinator Shane Waldron and former Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

The source told FOX19 Now the Bengals have already narrowed in on their target, in their opinion.

The Bengals remain one of two NFL teams who have yet to fill their head coaching vacancy. Every candidate the Bengals have interviewed is still available for hire.

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