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Ravens finalize coaching staff, promoting five assistants

Chris Hewitt is now the Ravens' secondary coach, replacing Steve Spagnuolo.
Chris Hewitt is now the Ravens' secondary coach, replacing Steve Spagnuolo. (AP)

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh finalized several changes to his coaching staff Wednesday, promoting five members from last season's staff and officially announcing the hiring of former Chicago Bears tight end coach Andy Bischoff.

Bischoff, 44. was hired as an offensive quality control coach, reuniting with new Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, whom he worked with in Chicago and with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Bischoff replaces Jay Harbaugh, John's nephew, who earlier this month became the tight ends coach at the University of Michigan under his father, Jim.

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Chris Hewitt, an assistant to Steve Spagnuolo last season, was promoted to secondary coach after Spagnuolo left to become the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants. The 40-year old Hewitt, who played three seasons as a defensive back for the New Orleans Saints, has been on Harbaugh's staff since 2012, when he was hired to be an assistant special teams coach.

Richard Angulo, a former NFL tight end for the Bears, St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars, was named the new tight ends coach. After working for two seasons as an offensive line/strength and conditioning coach at Trinity International University (Ill.), Angulo spent last season as a coaching intern in support of offensive quality control duties. He replaces Brian Pariani, who is now the tight end coach under Gary Kubiak in Denver.

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After working last season as a defensive quality control/assistant linebackers coach, Matt Weiss will become the Ravens' cornerbacks coach, a newly created position on Harbaugh's staff. Weiss, 31, has been with the Ravens since 2009, when he initially joined the organization as a head coach's assistant.

Drew Wilkins, 27, was named a defensive coaching assistant. He has been with the organization for the past five seasons, assisting the staff with a variety of duties, including self-scouting.

The Ravens also announced the promotion of Mike Macdonald, 27, into a defensive assistant role. Macdonald was a coaching intern last season, working primarily with the secondary. Before joining the Ravens, he was a safeties and defensive quality control coach at the University of Georgia.

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