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Cincinnati Bengals Hire Brian Braswell to Be Assistant Offensive Line Coach

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 26:  The offensive line of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Jason MarcumCorrespondent IIIJanuary 23, 2014

An offseason full of coaching changes among the Cincinnati Bengals staff continued today with the hiring of Brian Braswell, according to WKRC Sports Director Brad Johansen:

#Bengals hired Brian Braswell as Assistant Offensive Line/Quality Control coach. Braswell has coached since 2005 at Morehouse College,

— Brad Johansen (@bradjohansen) January 23, 2014

We have named Brian Braswell as assistant offensive line/quality control coach. #Bengals

— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 23, 2014

Braswell will serve as the team's assistant offensive line and offensive quality control coach. That role was originally held by Kyle Caskey, who was promoted to running backs coach after Hue Jackson was named the offensive coordinator to replace Jay Gruden.

Gruden's departure to become the head coach of the Washington Redskins has caused a domino effect of promotions among the Bengals' coaching staff.

But Braswell is a new face on the staff after spending the previous nine years at Morehouse as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator.

It sounds like the Bengals have found a young and energetic coach to help Paul Alexander assist with what projects to be one of the best offensive lines in the NFL next year with all five starters returning.

That's assuming starting left guard Clint Boling recovers from a torn ACL he suffered last year. Even if he does come back, the Bengals could opt to have left tackle Andrew Whitworth at left guard.

That will only happen if they are able to re-sign Anthony Collins and keep him at left tackle. Collins became the starter at left tackle after Boling was injured and Whitworth was moved to guard. 

Either way, the Bengals offensive line is one of the biggest strengths on this team, and it only got stronger today with the addition of Braswell

 

Jason Marcum is a student in the B/R advanced sports media program. You can find more of his work at Stripe Hype and follow him on Twitter @UK_Fans.

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