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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson stands with quarterback Andy Dalton (14) prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the decision says the Browns are hiring Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as their next coach. Jackson will become the team's eighth coach since 1999 once the sides have finalized his deal, the person told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the hiring. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

CLEVELAND — The Browns have hired former Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as their new coach, the team's eighth since 1999.

Jackson brings head coaching experience, knowledge of the AFC North and a knack for fixing quarterbacks to the Browns, who fired Mike Pettine following a 3-13 season. The 50-year-old has spent the past two seasons directing Cincinnati's offense.

He coached Oakland in 2011, leading the Raiders to an 8-8 record. Jackson waited for his second chance as a head coach and he'll get it in Cleveland, where coaches — and quarterbacks — have come and gone with regularity for more than a decade.

After a second meeting with Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, Jackson backed out an interview scheduled for Thursday with the New York Giants.