2012's notable free agents
Jackson, who was fired by the Raiders in January, will help defensive backs coach Mark Carrier and special teams coach Darrin Simmons, according to the team.
"Hue is a tremendous addition to our staff," Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said in a news release. "I relied on Hue greatly when he was with us (in 2004-06), and his success overall in the NFL, including being selected for a head coaching position, is well documented. He has expertise in all aspects of the game, and we are fortunate to have obtained his services."
A native of Los Angeles, Jackson played quarterback at the University of the Pacific and began his coaching career there in 1987. He coached in the NCAA through 2000, when he was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southern California. He entered the NFL with the Washington Redskins in 2001.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.