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Brayden Coombs
Assistant Special Teams/Defensive Quality Control
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Brayden Coombs in 2016 is in his fifth season in a full staff position with the Bengals. For the fourth straight season, he will work with coordinator Darrin Simmons on special teams and also will assist with the wide receivers.

Brayden Coombs in 2016 is in his fifth season in a full staff position with the Bengals. For the fourth straight season, he will work with coordinator Darrin Simmons on special teams and also will assist with the wide receivers. Coombs was a wide receiver in college (Miami-Ohio).

 His role with special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons will continue to include being in full charge of selected meetings, and he will have a central role in game planning and film study.

The special teams produced a Pro Bowl player for the second straight year in 2015, as HB Cedric Peerman gained overdue recognition as one of the NFL’s top coverage and return unit players. Peerman’s 17 tackles tied for the team’s highest total since 2008, and he had 13 solo stops, leading the Bengals to a No. 3 NFL ranking in opponents’ average drive start on kickoffs (20.2 yard line). The Pro Bowl player in 2014 was P Kevin Huber, who posted franchise records for gross (46.8) and net (42.1) average, re-setting club marks he already held.

 Last season, DE Carlos Dunlap was one of only two NFL players to block two FGs, and the Bengals ranked seventh in the NFL in punt coverage (6.3 yards per return) and 12th in kickoff coverage (20.6). Also in 2014, CB Adam Jones produced the Bengals’ first-ever NFL kickoff return title (31.3 avg.) and finished second in the NFL in punt returns (12.1). Jones just missed becoming the first NFL player in 22 years to lead the league in both categories, and he claimed the kick return spot on the prestigious Associated Press All-Pro team. The 2014 team finished with top 10 NFL rankings in gross punting average (third at 46.8), kickoff return average (fourth at 27.6), net punting average (fifth at 42.1), punt return average (seventh at 11.0) and punt coverage (10th at 7.5). In the long-established special teams rankings done annually by the Dallas Morning News, incorporating 22 categories of special teams play, the

Bengals have had two top 10 finishes in Coombs’ three years as a special teams assistant. Cincinnati placed sixth in 2014 and eighth last year. Coombs first joined the Bengals in December of 2009 as a coaching intern, and he was elevated to coaching assistant before the ’10 season. He spent ’10 working primarily with the defensive staff, focusing on the defensive backs and assisting with video breakdown and game-plan construction. Coombs played collegiately at Miami (OH) from 2005-09, where he lettered four times. He spent two seasons as a DB, and then was switched to WR for his final three years. He set a school record for receptions in a game (14) in his final appearance as a senior, against Buffalo. Coombs is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Colerain High School. He earned a degree in business from Miami. His father, Kerry, is the cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator at Ohio State.

 Playing and coaching history: 2005-09—Played defensive back and wide receiver, Miami (Ohio). 2010-11—Coaching assistant, Cincinnati Bengals. 2012-present—Assistant coach, Bengals.

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