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DeCosta’s new deal keeps him from leaving Baltimore

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On Friday, the Ravens announced that director of player personnel Eric DeCosta will not be leaving for any of the various G.M. positions that currently are open.

What the Ravens didn’t announce is that, for the duration of DeCosta’s new contract, his name won’t continue to come up every time a G.M. job becomes available.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated and Football Night In America reported during our halftime pop on the U.S Army All-American Bowl that DeCosta is prevented from leaving, in exchange for a new deal that, per King, will pay DeCosta G.M. money.

So, basically, any team looking for a new G.M. in the foreseeable future can pull one name out of the “D” file.

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16 Responses to “DeCosta’s new deal keeps him from leaving Baltimore”
  1. elwaysbrain says: Jan 7, 2012 3:50 PM

    What exactly is Ozzie still doing there? It’s not like the Ravens need him. Is he just waiting to take over for Alabama? Guess cashing in as Ravens GM beats sitting at home and not making any money.

  2. coldplay519 says: Jan 7, 2012 3:53 PM

    Well played, sir. Parlay potential earnings into real earnings without changing offices. We should all be so lucky.

  3. nattypoes says: Jan 7, 2012 3:58 PM

    We appreciate Decosta’s loyalty. It says a lot about the quality of an organization when someone passes up that many opportunities to stay where he’s at… Waiting in line.

  4. detruthes says: Jan 7, 2012 4:04 PM

    I don’t understand why his name won’t come up whenever a G.M job is open

  5. 6thsense79 says: Jan 7, 2012 4:54 PM

    elwaysbrain says:Jan 7, 2012 3:50 PM

    What exactly is Ozzie still doing there? It’s not like the Ravens need him. Is he just waiting to take over for Alabama? Guess cashing in as Ravens GM beats sitting at home and not making any money.
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    Yea…and what the hell is Bill Belicheck still doing in New England? It’s not like the Patriots still need him. Baltimore has been successful for so long under different coaches as well as different players. A lot of that can be traced directly back to the GM and how he runs the organization.

  6. ravenator says: Jan 7, 2012 5:20 PM

    One of the best front offices in the league.

  7. ravensfan4life52 says: Jan 7, 2012 5:28 PM

    @ravenator

    THE best front office in the league.

  8. luthermad says: Jan 7, 2012 5:57 PM

    Looks like a good move for the Ravens and DeCosta. Although I will note that it is similar to Jason Garrett getting a raise and staying as the OC in Dallas with the promise of the Dallas HC job in a few years rather than taking the offer from the Ravens. That seems to have worked out better for the Ravens than Dallas.

  9. tatum064 says: Jan 7, 2012 7:43 PM

    ravensfan4life52 says:
    Jan 7, 2012 5:28 PM
    @ravenator

    THE best front office in the league.
    ============================

    …not to win a Super Bowl 2002-present

    there, fixed it for you.

  10. waccoforflacco says: Jan 7, 2012 10:19 PM

    @detruthes

    His name wont come up because Bisciotti will pay him more to stay than ANY other team trying to pry him away AND he loves it in his Baltimore surroundings and the people he works with.

    AND most importantly why in heavens name would he want to go to DUMPS like Indiannapolis, St. Louis. or Chicago?

    Eric loves out drafting every other team in the league every year. Why leave to help the BOTTOM FEEDERS of the NFL.

  11. yevrag3535 says: Jan 7, 2012 11:32 PM

    Keep dancing ray because you can’t play anymore – you can’t cover a senior citizen. Retire our team is better without you.

  12. sixburghrules says: Jan 8, 2012 12:04 AM

    Got to admit the Ravens do draft well. Very similar attitude as the Steelers! Maybe that is why this division is the toughest in the NFL!

    Let’s get ready to Tebow Tebow!

  13. cmack15 says: Jan 8, 2012 12:43 AM

    ravensfan4life52 says: Jan 7, 2012 5:28 PM

    @ravenator

    THE best front office in the league.

    ok… thank you. It had been a bad day up until I read this.

    THAT… was effin funny

  14. messageboard2 says: Jan 8, 2012 7:09 AM

    The Ravens have a good front office. Are they any other up and comers in their front office that other teams are looking at now that decosta and newsome aren’t going anywhere?

  15. ninjapleazee says: Jan 8, 2012 8:02 AM

    Best front office in the league? DeCosta is soo loyal? Loyal, Because he was sniffing around the Bears so Ravens gave him more money. More like loyal to the green.

  16. bebopa says: Jan 8, 2012 7:40 PM

    continuity, thats what makes a winning franchise. The Ravens are one of the best beginning with Ozzie Newsome and filtering on down. Go Ravens!

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