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Eric DeCosta to start as Ravens GM on Friday; Ozzie Newsome will have 'significant' role

Eric DeCosta to start as Ravens GM on Friday; Ozzie Newsome will have 'significant' role

Eric DeCosta will take over as Ravens general manager Friday, a long-expected promotion for Ozzie Newsome’s heir apparent that marks a new era for the team’s front office.

DeCosta, 47, has worked under Newsome as the Ravens’ assistant GM since 2012. Last year, team owner Steve Bisciotti announced that at the end of the 2018 season, the last year on Newsome’s five-year contract, Newsome would cede control of football operations to DeCosta.

The Ravens said in a release Thursday that Newsome, 62,

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