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Bengals react to Hue Jackson being named next Cleveland Browns head coach

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The Bengals are happy for Jackson, even though he's leaving for a division rival.

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Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is moving on to be the Cleveland Browns head coach and while it's a definite loss for the Bengals, players are expressing their congratulation to Jackson on the promotion.

The Bengals will continue to see Jackson, only now it will be twice a year when the AFC North foes face off. Andrew Whitworth has been outspoken regarding his support of Jackson since the end of the regular season. "If there is an NFL team out there that's not looking at Hue Jackson in their top three [candidates], they are crazy," Andrew Whitworth said via Cincinnati.com a few weeks ago. Now, Whitworth is again speaking out on Jackson, as are a few other Bengals players.

More from Whitworth via Breer, "Not to mention the only negative I have ever heard about him in Oakland was Carson Palmer trade. Maybe he gave up too much. Maybe not? But does anyone want to say that was a bad trade now. If he had got to stay and have Carson for an entire offseason. No telling where raiders are now. Carson Palmer's play has made him look pretty smart ."

Browns players are also very excited to have Jackson in Cleveland, including two former Bengals.

Cant wait for team work outs!!

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