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Bengals sign Packers’ Alex Van Pelt to be new quarterbacks coach

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The Bengals snag Alex Van Pelt from the Packers.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have finally added a quarterbacks coach.

On Friday, the team announced Alex Van Pelt would be the team’s new quarterbacks coach. Van Pelt comes to Cincinnati from the Green Bay Packers, where he served as quarterbacks coach since 2014. He also coached wide receivers (2015) and running backs (2012-13) during his time at Green Bay.

“I have known Alex for almost 28 years,” said Lewis. “I am excited about the quality of teaching expertise he brings to the role and prior experiences from other teams. I look forward to him working closely with Andy Dalton to continue to raise his level of play.”

Prior to Green Bay, Van Pelt spent two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as quarterbacks coach (2010-11) and four seasons on the offensive coaching staff of the Buffalo Bills (2006-09). Van Pelt started his coaching career in NFL Europe as the Frankfurt Galaxy’s quarterbacks coach (2005).

Van Pelt fills a vacancy the Bengals have had since Week 3 of the 2017 season, when previous quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor was promoted to offensive coordinator after Ken Zampese was fired. Lazor would effectively be the quarterbacks coach, but the team finally found a full-time coach to take this position.