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Bengals name Kyle Caskey as running backs coach

The Cincinnati Bengals named a veteran coach on the team's staff to the running backs coach, which opened up when the Bengals promoted Hue Jackson as offensive coordinator.

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With the decision to promote Hue Jackson into the team's vacant offense coordinator position with the departure of Jay Gruden, the team needed to replace Jackson as the running back's coach.

They already have.

The team announced that Kyle Caskey, a fifth-year veteran on the team's coaching staff as an assistant coach on the offensive line coach and offensive quality control coach, will replace Jackson as the team's running backs coach.

"Kyle has worked closely with our coordinators the last few seasons," said head coach Marvin Lewis, "and with (OL coach) Paul Alexander, he’s done a lot of direct work with our offensive line players. He’s been in the staff meetings with the running back coaches (Jackson and predecessor Jim Anderson).

"It’s all been part of the evolution of a bright young coach, and the time comes when the opportunity’s there to become a position coach on your own. That’s where we are with Kyle, and it’s great again that we have the person in-house to promote from within."

Last season, Caskey helped direct a line that supported team NFL ranks of sixth in scoring, eighth in pass offense and 10th in net offense.

A native of Daingerfield, Texas, Caskey played TE at Texas A&M and coached in the college ranks from 2004-09. He came to the Bengals in 2010 from the University of Mississippi.