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Hue Jackson to help coach RBs for Cincinnati Bengals

Hue Jackson failed to nab an offensive coordinator job this winter, but his new role with the Cincinnati Bengals, at the very least, brings him back over to that side of the ball.

Jackson will tutor running backs and serve as a special assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis in 2013, the team announced Wednesday. He spent last season in Cincinnati assisting with special teams and defensive backs.

"This is all about us getting better as an offensive team," Lewis said in a statement released by the team. "It was a tremendous development for our staff that we were able to get Hue last year, and now I'm excited to expand his role."

Jackson hasn't come close to regaining the type of control he had as head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 2011. The costly trade he pulled off to bring veteran quarterback Carson Palmer to the Raiders might have something to do with that, but Jackson remains an innovative thinker on offense and should help a Bengals run game that finished 18th in the NFL last season.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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