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Published: Monday, December 31, 2018 @ 3:59 PM
By: John Boyle
— The Cincinnati Bengals will begin the search for Marvin Lewis’ replacement by interviewing internal candidates.
»RELATED: Lewis out after 16 seasons
Special teams coach Darrin Simmons, offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and former Browns coach Hue Jackson, a special assistant to Lewis, will be among the first interviews, according to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
The #Bengals plan to conduct interviews soon with in-house head coach candidates -- a list that's expected to include STC Darrin Simmons and OC Bill Lazor, sources say. Of course, Hue Jackson -- long viewed as Marvin Lewis' successor -- also finished the season on staff.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 31, 2018
Simmons, who has been with the Bengals for the last 16 seasons, is said to have a ‘real good shot at the job,’ according to the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Jackson was 3-36-1 in three-plus seasons with the Browns before joining the Bengals late in the season.
Lewis and the Bengals parted ways Monday after 16 seasons.
The team said they expect the coaching search to last several weeks.