Ravens work out new contract for DeCosta with extra incentive to stay

Ravens’ director of player personnel Eric DeCosta is annually one of the names that comes up as for possible G.M. openings around the league.  He turned down a chance to interview with the Seahawks.

The Ravens are doing everything possible to make sure DeCosta doesn’t leave anytime soon.

“We worked out a nice new contract with Eric that gives him a lot of financial incentive to stay,” owner Steve Bisciotti told Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun. “It’s not enough to stop him from leaving but enough to encourage him to stay.

“We addressed it right after the draft. He was very appreciative and very happy. With this new agreement, I think it would take a perfect job in the perfect city in order for Eric to say he’s not willing to be Ozzie’s [Newsome] successor.”

Biscotti was quick to point that Newsome has no plans to leave and they want him to stay as long as possible.

Another factor that could help Biscotti: DeCosta’s predecessors haven’t fared too well leaving the Ravens nest.   Both Phil Savage and George Kokinis didn’t last long as general managers.

If nothing else, DeCosta’s new contract should help him avoid accepting any job offers from the Browns.