The Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff is welcoming four coaches to work with the team as interns in the 2014 Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program.
"We are happy to have these guys with us," said Marvin Lewis. "This program helped me get ahead as a coach, and it's great to see it continue as strong as it is. It's a good experience for our full-time coaches as well as the interns."
Three current Bengals coaches - Lewis, Jay Hayes (defensive line) and Brian Braswell (offensive assistant) - have been interns in the program.
This year's Bengals coaching interns are:
*Theron Grinage, Jr., defensive line coach at Long Island University-Post. Grinage played in college at Hofstra. He will work with the Bengals in July and a portion of August in training camp.
*Brad Jackson, a former University of Cincinnati player who spent four NFL seasons as a LB, with Baltimore and Carolina. Jackson is from Canton, Ohio. He will work in July and a portion of August in training camp.
*Andrew Jordan, Jr., a former NFL tight end who has coached at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. Jordan played eight years in the NFL, with Minnesota, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay. He is presently working with the Bengals during minicamp and OTAs.
*Duane Starks, a former NFL defensive back who played eight seasons, with Baltimore, Arizona, New England and Oakland. Starks is working this month's minicamp and OTAs, and he will return to work in July and a portion of August in training camp.