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By Baltimore Sun reporter | January 16, 2010
The Washington Redskins say the team's new linebackers coach will be Lou Spanos, who spent the past 15 seasons as a defensive assistant with Pittsburgh. The Redskins also said Saturday that Kirk Olivadotti will move from that position to become the team's defensive assistant. He has been with the team since 2000, serving in several coaching capacities. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan says Spanos has been a "vital part" of the Steelers' successful defense. Spanos has been with the team for its appearances in three Super Bowls.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2013
Elvis Dumervil passed his physical and signed his five-year contract with the Ravens, the team announced today. Dumervil's five-year deal is for a maximum of $35 million. It includes $12 million in guaranteed money and $8.5 million for the 2013 season. However, all but $1 million of that will be paid out in a signing bonus, meaning Dumervil's cap hit for the coming season will be $2.5 million. That leaves the reigning Super Bowl champions with about $5 million of salary cap space to address their other needs, which include a left tackle, middle linebacker and safety.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2003
The Ravens will have a vacancy to fill on their coaching staff. Mike Smith, the team's first-year linebackers coach, was hired yesterday as the defensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars, a league source said. An announcement is expected today. Smith rejoins newly hired Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio, who was the Ravens' linebackers coach from 1999 to 2001, when Smith, 43, was the team's defensive assistant. Smith joined the Ravens after 12 seasons at Tennessee Tech. Former Ravens defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis is scheduled to name his coaching staff for the Cincinnati Bengals today and will not take any current Ravens assistants.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2012
It's 11 p.m. when Dean Pees arrives at his Reisterstown home, after 16 hours of hatching game plans as the Ravens' new defensive coordinator. Tired? You bet. Sleep? Not yet. Pees, 63, heads for the study, sits at the digital piano, dims the lights and tickles the ivories. The music - mostly self-penned, easy-listening stuff - could calm a manic Ray Lewis. Not Pees. Each note fires his football imagination. "Oftentimes, this is when he does his best thinking and scheming of defenses," said Melody Pees, his wife.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2003
SAN DIEGO - The Chicago Bears' loss is the Ravens' Hall of Fame gain. Turned down by his former team, Mike Singletary joined the staff of the Ravens yesterday for his first coaching job. He signed a three-year contract to become the team's linebackers coach and will tutor perennial All-Pro Ray Lewis. Singletary, 44, talked to Bears coach Dick Jauron twice about beginning his coaching career in Chicago, where the Hall of Fame middle linebacker played from 1981 to 1992. But the Bears passed on Singletary because they refused to move linebackers coach Gary Moeller to their vacant defensive line opening.
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January 20, 2001
Baseball Mariners: Signed 2B Carlos Baerga to minor-league contract with invitation to spring training. Mets: Designated IF Desi Relaford for assignment to make room on 40-man roster for P Rick Croushore. Phillies: Agreed to $1.7 million, two-year contract with P Chris Brock after they had exchanged arbitration figures of $845,000 and $610,000 Thursday. Red Sox: Signed IF Craig Grebeck to minor-league contract with invitation to spring training. Basketball Knicks: Activated C Felton Spencer.
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January 23, 2003
SAN DIEGO - Mike Singletary could be named the Ravens' linebackers coach by next week, an NFL source said yesterday. The Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker is in Baltimore and has been offered the job by Ravens coach Brian Billick. Singletary has been contacted by a couple of teams about becoming an assistant coach but is deciding between the Ravens and Detroit Lions, the source added. Singletary's wife is from Detroit, but he apparently is leaning toward joining the Ravens. Singletary, who retired in 1992, has no coaching experience, but he had a reputation for great attention to detail as one of the game's best linebackers.
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February 10, 2000
Baseball Dodgers: Named Sam Fernandez senior vice president and general counsel. Mets: Agreed to terms with OF Juan Lebron and P Dicky Gonzalez. Pirates: Agreed to terms with P Mark Leiter, P Danilo Leon, P Josias Manzanillo and P Dave Stevens on minor-league contracts. Tigers: Extended the contract of broadcaster Ernie Harwell through 2001. Basketball Celtics: Placed G Doug Overton on the injured list with a sprained right ankle. Knicks: Placed F Marcus Camby on the injured list.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2004
Ravens secondary coach Donnie Henderson interviewed for the defensive coordinator position with the New York Jets yesterday. Henderson became the second person to meet with Jets officials, following former New York Giants defensive coordinator Johnnie Lynn. Former Buffalo Bills coach Gregg Williams was considered the front-runner, but he accepted the offer to become defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins on Wednesday. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, Philadelphia Eagles linebackers coach Ron Rivera, Tennessee Titans linebackers coach Gunther Cunningham and possibly former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Tim Lewis likely will interview with the Jets over the coming weeks.
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January 14, 1992
BaseballNew York Mets -- Agreed to Class AAA contracts with P Mel Stottlemyre Jr., P Mike Birkbeck, P Tom Filer and IF Steve Springer.San Francisco Giants -- Signed OF Cory Snyder to a minor-league contract.CollegesNB Colgate -- Named former Redskin Mark Murphy athletic director.FootballCincinnati Bengals -- Named Mike Haluchak linebackers coach, Bob Karmelowicz defensive line coach and Mike Pope tight ends coach.New York Jets -- Named Walt Harris, coach at the University of the Pacific, quarterbacks coach.
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By Edward Lee | September 6, 2012
While working on Thursday's article on Lardarius Webb, I talked to the Ravens cornerback's coach at Nicholls State. Jeremy Atwell was the linebackers coach for the Colonels before getting promoted to defensive coordinator during Webb's senior year in 2008. Atwell, who is still the defensive coordinator there, said Webb's popularity has grown to the point where among Atwell's current players, Webb is more popular than New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. “I think if they had to choose between Drew Brees and Lardarius Webb coming to visit, I think more people would want to see Lardarius,” Atwell said.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2012
The Ravens' defense might need to become the masters of disguise to manufacture a fierce pass rush this season. The loss of NFL Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs to a partially torn Achilles tendon is expected to provide a serious challenge to the creativity of defensive coordinator Dean Pees. Although the Ravens tied the New York Giants for third in the NFL with 48 sacks last season for the third-highest total in franchise history, that was achieved as Suggs recorded a career-high 14 sacks and seven forced fumbles.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | February 1, 2012
As expected, former Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano is taking a few coaches with him to Indianapolis. Pagano, who was hired as the Colts' head coach just four days after the Ravens' season-ending loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game, has hired Marwan Maalouf as his special teams coach and Roy Anderson as his safeties coach. Maalouf spent the past four seasons as the Ravens' assistant special teams coach while Anderson officially joined the team's coaching staff as a defensive assistant in April 2009.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | January 27, 2012
The Ravens announced this morning that coach John Harbaugh will hold an 11 a.m. news conference to discuss his coaching staff in the wake of former defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano's leaving to become the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. It's unknown whether Harbaugh will announce any changes or simply address the process of filling his coaching staff. However, all indications are that Dean Pees, the Ravens' linebackers coach the past two seasons, will be promoted to defensive coordinator and Cam Cameron, the offensive coordinator the past four seasons, will remain in his current position.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2012
On a day where Chuck Pagano was introduced as the new head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, the Ravens remained mum on the status of their own coaching staff Thursday. However, all indications are that linebackers coach Dean Pees remains the clear front-runner to succeed Pagano as the Ravens' defensive coordinator, and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will stay in his current position. Coach John Harbaugh called a news conference for 11 a.m. Friday to discuss his coaching staff, ahead of owner Steve Bisciotti and the organization's top decision-makers' annual State of the Ravens address next week.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | January 27, 2012
Dean Pees is the first to admit that he's been pretty spoiled over a 39-year coaching career. In his first job, as the defensive coordinator at the University of Findlay in Ohio, Pees celebrated a Division II national championship. He's coached under Lou Holtz, Nick Saban, Bill Belichick and now John Harbaugh. In eight seasons as an NFL assistant, Pees hasn't had to deal with anything worse than a 10-6 regular season. Pees' latest opportunity - one that Harbaugh and some of his players said couldn't have been any more deserving - came Friday when the Ravens handed Pees the key to their vaunted defense, and empowered him with the task of making sure the group's tradition of dominance continues.
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January 4, 2000
Baseball Major League Baseball Players Association: Filed grievance against commissioner Bud Selig for failing to declare Dodgers 3B Adrian Beltre free agent despite Los Angeles' signing him in 1994 when he was under the age minimum of 16. Astros: Signed P Travis Driskill, P Rick Huisman, P Brad Kaufman, P Rusty Meacham, P Joe Slusarski, P Bryan Wolff, P Eric Plantenberg and OF Marc Sagmoen to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training....
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By Baltimore Sun staff | October 22, 2010
Here's a look at where selected Ravens players are now: Sam Adams: Owned National Indoor Football League franchises in Cincinnati and Everett, Wash., before giving up control in 2007 Robert Bailey: President of Rosenhaus Sports Representation Orlando Bobo: Died of heart and liver failure at age 33 in 2007 Peter Boulware: Member of the State Board of Education in Florida O.J. Brigance: Ravens senior adviser to player development Cornell Brown: Defensive line coach for Calgary Stampeders (Canadian Football League)
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Mike Preston | January 26, 2012
As the Ravens said goodbye to one coach Wednesday, they appeared ready to promote one from within and possibly retain a controversial one for the 2012 season. The Indianapolis Colts hired Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano to become their new head coach Wednesday morning, and the front runner to replace Pagano is linebackers coach Dean Pees . Meanwhile, according to a league source, Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron called the offensive assistants Wednesday morning and gave them instructions for the upcoming weeks, a sign that he will return next season.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2012
Maryland has completed a negotiated buyout of defensive coordinator Todd Bradford's contract -- clearing the way for the school to hire a replacement. The Sun reported Dec. 22 that Bradford -- whose defense  ranked last in the Atlantic Coast Conference, surrendering an average of 34.2 points and 457.2 yards per game -- was likely out. The school has now reached a buyout agreement with Bradford. The terms are not yet public. "We appreciate Todd's efforts this past season and wish him well in his future endeavors," Maryland coach Randy Edsall said in a news release.
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