As the Ravens reshape their offensive coaching staff with the hire of former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak and former Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison as quarterbacks coach, at least one position coach decision has been made.
Former Texans tight ends coach Brian Pariani is expected to join the Ravens staff as the new tight ends coach, according to two sources.
He'll replace tight ends coach Wade Harman, who had been on the Ravens' staff since 1999 when he became part of former Ravens coach Brian Billick's first staff.
Pariani coached the Texans' tight ends for eight seasons as tight end Owen Daniels was named to two Pro Bowls.
In 2012, the Texans' tight ends combined for 124 receptions, 1,309 yarsd and a dozen touchdowns.
With the Denver Broncos, Pariani coached Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe.
He was an offensive coordinator for one season at Syracuse before joining the Texans.
He has previous stints as an offensive coaches assistant and scouting assistant with the San Francisco 49ers.
The Ravens are also expected to consider former Texans running backs coach Chick Harris for their running backs coach vacancy.
Wide receivers coach Jim Hostler remains on the Ravens' coaching staff for now after being considered and not hired for the offensive coordinator job, but will "have options," according to a team source.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he's spoken with Hostler and will continue to have dialogue with him going forward.
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