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NFL report: Ravens hire former Bills coodinator Greg Roman as offensive assistant

Greg Roman, Rex Ryan
Greg Roman, left, was offensive coordiator for Coach Rex Ryan in Buffalo.
(Bill Wippert / Associated Press)

The Baltimore Ravens have hired Greg Roman as the team’s senior offensive assistant and tight ends coach. 

Roman was fired as Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator two weeks into the 2016 season. He came to Buffalo in 2015 after spending four seasons as offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers. 

Roman will work with Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg to improve an attack that sputtered this season. 

Mornhinweg says, “Getting a veteran coach like Greg Roman to join our staff is a coup for the Ravens.” 

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Baltimore Coach John Harbaugh added that Roman “had other opportunities” for employment before choosing Baltimore. 

Also on Thursday, the Ravens promoted tight ends coach Richard Angulo to assistant offensive line coach. 

In other coaching news, Miami Dolphins linebackers coach Matt Burke has been promoted to defensive coordinator as a replacement for Vance Joseph, the Denver Broncos’ new head coach. 

Burke joined the Dolphins in 2016 and coached an injury-plagued unit led by Kiko Alonso. Burke was also linebackers coach for the Lions (2009-13) and Bengals (2014-15). He was an assistant with the Titans from 2004 to 2008. 

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He takes over a unit that allowed a franchise-record 6,122 yards even though the Dolphins won 10 games and made the playoffs for the first time in eight years. They lost in the first round to Pittsburgh. 

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Cornerback Quinten Rollins practiced for a second consecutive day for the Green Bay Packers, a sign that their secondary could be getting closer to full strength ahead of the divisional-round playoff game Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Rollins, who missed last week’s wild-card win over the New York Giants, is recovering from a neck injury while also being monitored in the NFL’s concussion protocol. …  The Arizona Cardinals re-signed defensive tackle Josh Mauro to a two-year contract Thursday. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The 6-foot-6, 282-pound former Stanford lineman played 15 games this season, setting career highs with 13 starts and 42 tackles. 


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