Ex-Bears Coach Marc Trestman hired to be Ravens' offensive coordinator

Former Buffalo coach Doug Marrone is hired as assistant head coach and offensive line coach by the Jacksonvill

The Baltimore Ravens hired Marc Trestman as their offensive coordinator, keeping with their tendency to hire a former head coach for the position.

Trestman was fired by the Chicago Bears last month after going 5-11 in his second season. He interviewed with Cleveland for the offensive coordinator job before taking the same position with Baltimore.

Trestman is the fourth former head coach in four years to fill the position with the Ravens. He follows Cam Cameron, Jim Caldwell and Gary Kubiak.

Kubiak, the former coach of the Houston Texans, served one year before leaving to become head coach of the Denver Broncos this week.

More hirings

The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their defensive coordinator, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit.

The Bears said they have reached an agreement with the 56-year-old Fangio to take over the Bears' struggling defense under new Coach John Fox. Terms were not disclosed.

The Washington Redskins hired Joe Barry as defensive coordinator. Barry, 44, was the linebackers coach for the San Diego Chargers since 2011. He coached linebackers at USC in 2010.

The Oakland Raiders hired Bill Musgrave as their offensive coordinator. He will be reunited with new Raiders Coach Jack Del Rio.The two were in the same positions at Jacksonville for two years until Del Rio fired Musgrave after the 2004 season.

Chan Gailey, out of football the last two seasons after being fired as Buffalo's coach, was hired by the New York Jets as offensive coordinator.


The Kansas City Chiefs said that Tyler Bray has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, putting his future with the franchise in doubt and creating space for Terrelle Pryor at backup quarterback.


The NFL will have narrower uprights and longer kicks for extra-point tries at the Pro Bowl.


Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said his injured left calf should heal in four to six weeks. He will be replaced in the Pro Bowl by Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals.


Bill Vinovich will be the referee for the Super Bowl, heading a seven-man crew that includes four officials working the title game for the first time.

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