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Bengals hiring Colt Anderson as special teams assistant, per report

Anderson will replace Brayden Coombs.

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The Cincinnati Bengals reportedly have a new assistant special teams coach.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Bengals are hiring Colt Anderson to fill the position left vacated by Brayden Coombs, who is now with the the Detroit Lions.

Anderson was actually an NFL player fairly recently, as he was last an active player in the 2017 season with the Buffalo Bills (there’s that Bills - Bengals love again).

Anderson started his career as a defensive back on the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad in 2009 after going undrafted. He would go on to appear in games for the Philadelphia Eagles (2010-13), Indianapolis Colts (2014-15) and Bills (2016-17). He finished his career with 109 tackles.

Since his career ended, the former Montana Grizzlies star has spent the past two years in his hometown of Butte, Montana with the Colt Anderson Dream Big Foundation, a non-profit organization which you can read more about here.