The Ravens have promoted five members of their personnel department, including a rising-star official who’s already attracting interest outside Baltimore.
Nick Matteo has been promoted from director of football administration to vice president of football administration, a role that includes salary cap management and general roster transactions. He’s also the Ravens’ key liaison with the NFL Management Council and NFL Players Association.
The Carolina Panthers requested to interview Matteo for their then-vacant general-manager position in January, according to Sports Illustrated, but he declined.
“Nick has done a great job since joining the Ravens,” Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said in a release. “He thoroughly understands every aspect of organizational and NFL management, and his diligence helps us handle some of the league’s most complex matters.”
Four scouts were also promoted. Andrew Raphael is now a national scout after serving as the team’s Southeast area scout. Joey Cleary, previously the team’s West area scout, is now operating as the Southeast area scout. Corey Frazier has been elevated from pro scout to West Coast area scout. And Chas Stallard has been bumped up from a college and pro scout to the Southwest Area scout.
“Our scouts do an outstanding job, and we believe they are some of the best in the NFL,” DeCosta said in the release. “The draft is the lifeblood of this organization, so the important work that’s produced by our scouts year-round provides immense value as we seek to consistently build a competitive roster.”