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Several Bengals assistants out vs. Washington due to COVID-19 issues

Two of them are missing a second-straight game.

NFL: AUG 30 Bengals Training Camp Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

For the second-straight week, several Cincinnati Bengals coaches will be sidelined due to COVID-19 issues.

On Friday, the team announced wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell, secondary/cornerbacks coach Steve Jackson and secondary/safeties coach Robert Livingston will be unable to attend the team’s game vs. Washington Football Team on Sunday for COVID-19-related reasons.

Assistant wide receivers coach Troy Walters will assume Bicknell’s responsibilities for the game, while defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo will assume Jackson’s role, and defensive quality control coach Jordan Kovacs will assume Livingston’s job.

Last week, the Bengals were without Bicknell, Jackson, senior defensive assistant Mark Duffner, and linebackers coach Al Golden against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Hopefully, everyone involved is in good health and will be back doing what they love soon enough. It’s still unclear if any of these coaches contracted the virus or are simply sitting out due to being in close contact with someone confirmed to have the virus.