When he joined the Bengals as an assistant coach in 1984, Jim Anderson's goal was to reach the age of 58 and then retire. Anderson reached that and still continued to coach.

Six seasons later, he leaves as the longest-tenured assistant in team history.

The Bengals announced Anderson's retirement on Tuesday after 29 seasons. This past year he broke a tie with former strength and conditioning coach Kim Wood for the longest tenure with the franchise.

"When I turned 58 I was still enjoying what I was doing," said Anderson, who will turn 65 on March 27. "The right time to retire is when you just do. It is something that I have thought about all year and it is a great time for me and my wife (Marcia) to do some things that we have wanted to do."