The Cincinnati Bengals are set to have a fourth assistant coach depart this coming offseason.
According to Doug Samuels of Football Scoop, Bengals running back coach Jemal Singleton will accept a position with the Kentucky Wildcats for the same role next season. It’s unclear if Singleton is leaving Cincinnati on his own or if he wasn’t going to be retained as the Bengals shake up their coaching staff.
Singleton, who’s been with the Bengals since 2019, has been coaching in the NFL since 2016 when he became the Colts’ running backs coach. He was there for two seasons before joining the Raiders in 2018.
Prior to his NFL coaching career, Singleton served as the running backs coach and special teams coordinator for the Arkansas Razorbacks for the 2015 season. That followed a four-year stint with the Oklahoma State Cowboys as their running backs coach.
Singleton had a variety of coaching gigs at Air Force from 2000-10, as he is a graduate from the school.
Running back has been a strength of the 2020 Bengals, highlighted by the emergence of Samaje Perine and the re-emergence of Giovani Bernard while Joe Mixon has been limited to just six games this season due to a foot injury.
With Singleton heading out, that makes four assistants that won’t be back next season. Offensive line coach Jim Turner, defensive line coach Nick Eason and defensive assistant Gerald Chapman are reportedly being let go this coming week.