On Friday, the Baltimore Ravens fired defensive coordinator Don Martindale. Coach John Harbaugh said “both sides agreed to part ways”.
“Our defense has played well and I’m proud of what he has accomplished,” John Harbaugh said in a statement. Especially as a new recruit. . . . I’m so grateful for being friends with him and for everything he’s doing in Baltimore.”
The Baltimore Ravens ranked 25th in the league in defense last season, dropping out of the top 10 for the first time in four years. The Baltimore Ravens have three second-line starters out this season due to injuries: cornerback Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, and safety DeShon Elliott.
Baltimore Ravens defensive linemen Calais Campbell and Brandon Williams will both be free agents. Center linebacker may also be a role that Baltimore Ravens needs to fill after first-round pick Patrick Queen moves to another position.