COVID-19 outbreaks typically sideline a group of players for NFL teams. But in the Bengals’ case, they’ll be without a good chunk of their coaching staff today due to the virus.
The Bengals today learned that three additional assistant coaches will be unable to attend the team’s game at Pittsburgh this afternoon for COVID-19-related reasons. The assistants are linebackers coach Al Golden, secondary/cornerbacks coach Steve Jackson, and senior defensive assistant Mark Duffner.
The team already had announced on Friday that wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell also would miss the Steelers game.
Defensive quality control coach Jordan Kovacs will assume Golden’s responsibilities for the game, as will secondary/safeties coach Robert Livingston for Jackson’s, and defensive assistant Gerald Chatman for Duffner’s.
While today’s game against the Steelers is an important one, the health and safety of the players and coaches is priority No. 1, so hopefully those affected by the virus will be fine and not affected by it.