Bengals promote Zampese to OC, hire Haslett for linebackers

The Cincinnati Bengals have promoted from within to fill the offensive coordinator role vacated by Hue Jackson.

Ken Zampese, the team's quarterbacks coach since Marvin Lewis took over in 2003, was promoted to oversee the offense, giving the unit continuity after a 12-4 season. Zampese, 48, is the son of longtime NFL assistant coach Ernie Zampese. Continuity and the continue progress of Andy Dalton was a major factor in the decision, Lewis said via Pro Football Talk.

The Bengals also announced that Jim Haslett would join Lewis' staff as linebackers coach, replacing Matt Burke, who followed departed defensive backs coach Vance Joseph to Miami. Haslett is a former head coach with the Saints and also was most recently the defensive coordinator for the Redskins for five seasons.