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Ravens promote Don 'Wink' Martindale to fill their defensive coordinator vacancy

Ravens promote Don 'Wink' Martindale to fill their defensive coordinator vacancy

The Ravens won’t be going far to find their next defensive coordinator.

Continuing the organization’s pattern of elevating position coaches into the role, coach John Harbaugh has promoted linebackers coach Don “Wink” Martindale to fill the defensive coordinator vacancy created with last week’s retirement of Dean Pees.

“’Wink’ has earned the promotion to defensive coordinator,” Harbaugh said in a statement released by the team. “His aggressive mentality will serve to take our defense to new levels. He is obviously respected by players, many of whom have already benefited from his direct coaching at the linebacker position. He knows the ins and outs of what we have been about on...

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