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Ravens speaking to Pagano about defensive coordinator job; Martindale among other options

Ravens speaking to Pagano about defensive coordinator job; Martindale among other options

The Ravens’ line of succession at defensive coordinator went from Marvin Lewis to Mike Nolan, Rex Ryan to Greg Mattison and then Chuck Pagano to Dean Pees. After the initial 1996 hiring of Lewis, who was lured from Bill Cowher’s Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff, the Ravens have had five defensive coordinator openings and they’ve filled each one by promoting one of their position coaches.

If that trend continues, the Ravens would likely fill the void after Pees’ retirement announcement Monday by elevating linebackers coach Don “Wink” Martindale to run their defense.

However, another prominent option has emerged from the outside. According to sources, the Ravens are speaking...

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