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Three former Ravens assistants are fired from NFL head-coaching jobs

Three former Ravens assistants are fired from NFL head-coaching jobs
Jim Caldwell was elevated from quarterbacks coach to take over from Cam Cameron in December 2012, and helped lead the Ravens on a Super Bowl run. After the 2013 season, he left to become head coach of the Detroit Lions. (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun)

It wasn’t a happy new year for three former Ravens assistant coaches who became head coaches. Jim Caldwell (Lions), Jack Del Rio (Raiders) and Chuck Pagano (Colts) were fired after their final regular-season games.

Detroit fired Caldwell this morning. He finished the season with a 9-7 record but missed the playoffs for the second time in three years.

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In four seasons with the Lions, Caldwell went 36-28. He joins Pagano and Del Rio of Oakland, each fired after their games Sunday.

Caldwell was Ravens offensive coordinator in 2012 and 2013.

Pagano went 56-46 (including playoffs) in six seasons with the Colts. He was a Ravens secondary coach for several seasons before becoming defensive coordinator in 2011.

In three seasons with the Raiders, Del Rio was 25-24 (including playoffs). He was Ravens linebackers coach from 1999 to 2001.

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