Former Steelers great defensive back and Hall of Famer Rod Woodson will likely be candidate to be the new Cincinnati Bengals secondary coach according to their head coach Marvin Lewis on Wednesday. Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Lewis said they have interviewed some guys for the position already and that they are going to talk to some other possible candidates and make a decision as quick as possible. According to the report by Reedy, Lewis said that he would consider Woodson as a possibly replacement to replace Kevin Coyle, who left to become the Miami Dolphins new defensive coordinator.
Lewis has known Woodson for some time now dating back to when he was a defensive assistant with the Steelers and Woodson played for Lewis when he was the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. In addition to that, Woodson was a coaching intern with the Bengals during their 2010 training camp before landing a spot with the Oakland Raiders as their cornerbacks coach this past season. Woodson was not retained after the season when the Raiders cleaned house with their coaching staff.