Bengals hire Hue Jackson as assistant

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Bengals hire Hue Jackson as assistant

Former Raiders coach Hue Jackson, who was fired by incoming general manager Reggie McKenzie on Jan. 10, has been hired by Cincinnati as the Bengals' assistant coach helping the secondary and special teams, the team announced Friday.Jackson was also Cincinnati's wide receivers coach from 2004 through 2006 and it was his relationship with Bengals president Mike Brown that fostered the trade for quarterback Carson Palmer in October, the Raiders giving up a first-round pick in this April's draft and a conditional second-rounder in 2013."I just want to coach football. I have a long relationship with Marvin and I'm looking to helping and assisting who ever in trying to help the organization attain its goal," Jackson told the Bengals' official site.
"I've got a lot to learn, but who better to learn from than Marvin Lewis and Mike Zimmer? Those are two guys that I know and I'm comfortable with and Darrin is one the better special teams coaches in the league."The job description would seem to be a fall from grace, of sorts, in that Jackson was the Raiders' primary playcaller the past two seasons as he oversaw a tremendous offensive turnaround in Oakland. He was also reportedly in the mix for the St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator position that eventually went to Brian Schottenheimer.Jackson's meltdown following the season finale, in which he ripped his players while saying he planned on taking a bigger role in the entire organization in 2012 after the Raiders lost to San Diego to finish 8-8 and one game out of the playoffs, seemed to seal fate while turning off other teams.The Raiders will play at Cincinnati this coming season, though dates have yet to be announced.

Oakland police credit Raiders QB Derek Carr for helping find missing child

Oakland police credit Raiders QB Derek Carr for helping find missing child

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers and, given his popularity in the Bay Area, it’s assumed a significant portion stems from this region.

Carr put that megaphone to good use.

Oakland Police sent out an Amber Alert on Saturday hoping to find a young boy gone missing, and Carr retweeted that call for public assistance.

The boy was quickly found after a citizen replied on Twitter and provided information that led to the rescue.

That led an Oakland police officer to credit Carr for helping find the boy.

Carr responded to the news on social media, happy police were able to find a missing child.

Raiders S Karl Joseph named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Raiders S Karl Joseph named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Injury issues bookended Karl Joseph’s rookie year. The Raiders brought their first-round strong safety along slowly while recovering from ACL surgery, keeping him out of defensive action during 2016’s first two games. He missed four at regular-season’s end with a toe injury.

In the middle he played just fine. Joseph was solid against the run and impactful playing deep, allowing him and veteran Reggie Nelson to remain unpredictable in deep coverage.

Joseph finished the year with 60 tackles, an interception and six passes defensed.

That was good enough for recognition on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team, which was released on Tuesday following a vote of the association’s membership.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa were the offensive and defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.