CINCINNATI -- Four days after making a pair of coaching moves, the Cincinnati Bengals added three more assistants to their staff Monday.
With vacancies at quarterbacks coach, defensive line coach and defensive backs coach, the Bengals hired former Miami assistants Bill Lazor and Kevin Coyle, and Washington assistant Jacob Burney. Lazor will coach quarterbacks, taking over for former quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese, who became the Bengals' offensive coordinator last week. Zampese took the position after Hue Jackson left to become the Cleveland Browns' head coach.
Coyle becomes Cincinnati's defensive backs coach, reclaiming a position he had with the team before spending the past four seasons with the Dolphins. He returned following the departure of his immediate predecessor, Vance Joseph. Joseph left last week to become Miami's new defensive coordinator. Coyle and Lazor both were fired from the Dolphins in the middle of this past regular season. Lazor had been Miami's offensive coordinator for parts of the past two seasons.
Burney takes over as Cincinnati's defensive line coach, replacing assistant Jay Hayes, who left late last week to take a similar position on the new staff in Tampa Bay.
Here's what Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis had to say about the three additions to his staff:
On Burney: "Jacob is a great taskmaster with tremendous experience. He started under Bill Belichick at Cleveland and has worked under some other great head coaches as well since he came into the league."
On Lazor: "I'm ecstatic about bringing in Bill. He's bright and energetic, and he also has experience under great head coaches. He's got everything we're looking for to continue to uplift our offense."
On Coyle: "Kevin comes back as another asset for [defensive coordinator] Paul Guenther. We know Kevin as a great coach of secondary technique and as a coach with great ability to add ideas for game planning."