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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.

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8 Responses to “Ravens work out new contract for DeCosta with extra incentive to stay”
  1. ravensfreak00 says: Mar 30, 2011 9:16 AM

    Good. He is a key part of the Ravens usually drafting well.

  2. bfridley says: Mar 30, 2011 9:44 AM

    The Ravens ensuring consistency for the foreseeable future. I dig it. Big time. I have the utmost faith in the FO and all of the decisions made.

  3. broncobeta says: Mar 30, 2011 9:48 AM

    DeCosta has worked hard (and initially with little to no pay) in this league to get where his today, good for him. Dude knows his stuff.

  4. robbcs3 says: Mar 30, 2011 12:02 PM

    Biscotti is a food. Steve Bisciotti owns our team!

  5. favrespeckerpictures says: Mar 30, 2011 12:11 PM

    Ozzie Newsome might be the most underrated Exec in the League. He pulls most of the strings there.

  6. thefiesty1 says: Mar 30, 2011 12:31 PM

    Don’t bump Ozzie. Unless he takes over as GM in Dallas.

  7. bullybirds says: Mar 30, 2011 12:36 PM

    I’m glad that he’s one that we’re keeping. He’s also very approachable in public.

  8. mrfrostyj says: Apr 7, 2011 1:00 PM

    I don’t buy it. Savage and Kokinas were beyond incompetent but the Ravens still existed well with them. Ozzie has to be the brains of the operation. Savage was fired from his GM job for getting in text message fights with fans after they called him on his rediculous roster spending and Kokinas was fired because Eric Mangini had to do his job for him after getting him hired in the first place.

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