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Ravens' Ozzie Newsome still paving the way for African-American general managers

Ravens' Ozzie Newsome still paving the way for African-American general managers

The Ravens’ Ozzie Newsome became the NFL’s first African-American general manager in 2002 after being appointed to the position by the team’s former and late owner, Art Modell.

Once that barrier was torn down, some other teams followed and Newsome thought the league had overcome the problem of overlooking minorities. But once Newsome steps down as the Ravens GM at the end of the 2018 season, there will only be two African-Americans in that position, the Oakland Raiders’ Reggie McKenzie and the Miami Dolphins’ Chris Grier.

Former New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese won two Super Bowl titles before he was fired at the end of last...

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