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Dennard Wilson named Ravens defensive backs coach

Dennard Wilson
Dennard Wilson

There's a new role to fill under newly hired Defensive Coordinator Sean Desai.

The Baltimore Ravens officially announced on Tuesday that they have hired Dennard Wilson as their new defensive backs coach. Wilson was a finalist in the Eagles' defensive coordinator search before the team ultimately decided to move forward with Desai.

The 2022 season was Wilson's 15th year in the NFL and his second with the Eagles. ​​He added the title and responsibilities of defensive passing game coordinator during the 2022 offseason after originally joining as the defensive backs coach in 2021. He saw great success in his role – Philadelphia finished this season with the No. 1 passing defense, giving up an average of 180 yards per game. The team also sat in the top 3 in interceptions with 17 and recorded a franchise record of 70 sacks.

Prior to joining the Eagles, Wilson had a robust resume featuring roles across the league at Chicago Bears (2008-11), St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams (2012-16), and the New York Jets (2017-20).

Before the NFL, Wilson coached at both his collegiate and high school alma maters, serving as a graduate assistant at the University of Maryland and working as the defensive backs and passing game coordinator at DeMatha Catholic.

A Maryland native, Wilson will return to his home state under Ravens' Head Coach John Harbaugh.

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