Ravens promote DeCosta to assistant GM


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The Baltimore Ravens promoted director of player personnel, Eric DeCosta, to assistant general manager, another move that points toward DeCosta becoming the heir apparent to Ozzie Newsome, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.

The Ravens gave DeCosta a raise last year when he became one of the most sought-after general manager candidates in the league.

DeCosta, 41, joined the franchise at an entry-level position in its inaugural year in Baltimore in 1996 and has moved his way up the totem pole ever since. His previous job titles included area scout, director of college scouting and most recently, director of player personnel.

If the Boston native remains in Baltimore, which all signs now indicate, DeCosta will almost be guaranteed to succeed Newsome as the head of the team’s football operations whenever the 56-year-old Newsome decides to call it quits.

Whenever that time comes, the Ravens will be in good hands with DeCosta taking over the reigns.