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Coslet to work part-time on player evaluations

Former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Bruce Coslet has rejoined the franchise as a part-time talent evaluator.

The addition of Coslet continues coach Marvin Lewis' initiative to expand what traditionally has been the NFL's smallest scouting staff. Coslet, 57, will work principally from his home in Florida and is already in Mobile, Ala., to help the Bengals eyeball players in the annual Senior Bowl all-star game this week.

The Bengals and San Diego Chargers staffs are coaching the two teams in the game.

"I'm happy to be back working with the Bengals again," Coslet said. "It seems like I've worked for the Brown family (which owns the team) for half my life."

Coslet compiled a 21-39 record in three full seasons and parts of two others (1996-2000) with the Bengals before resigning three games into the 2000 campaign. He also served a four-year stint, 1990-93, as the New York Jets' head coach. In 2002, he was offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys but lost his job there when head coach Dave Campo's staff was fired and replaced by Bill Parcells.

Coslet joins other big names on the Bengals' payroll. Last year, the Bengals added former NFL general manager Bill Tobin as well as former NFL receivers coach John Garrett as full-time scouts. Onetime Ohio State coach John Cooper also is a part-time staffer.

In other Bengals news, longtime running backs coach Jim Anderson apparently will be remaining with the team. Anderson interviewed last week for the vacant Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive coordinator post, but has been apprised by Steelers coach Bill Cowher that the post will be filled by a member of Cowher's current staff.

Information from ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli was used in this report.