Following a 2-14 season, the Cincinnati Bengals have another assistant coaching vacancy to fill out.
After losing linebackers coach Tem Lukabu and assistant special teams coach Brayden Coombs over the last two weeks, secondary/cornerbacks coach Daronte Jones is also no longer on staff, according to ESPN’s Ben Baby.
Jones’ position group has left a lot to be desired over the last two seasons, as William Jackson has regressed mightily after having an elite 2017 season, while Dre Kirkpatrick continued to be the biggest enigma of the Bengals’ defense. Free agent acquisition B.W. Webb was also a major bust this season.
To be fair, Jones did help develop Darius Phillips into a great defensive back in 2019, but other than him, Bengals cornerbacks left a lot to be desired, so finding a new position coach here is probably a smart move by the team.
For now, secondary/safeties coach Robert Livingston is still on staff.