Eric DeCosta, a valuable and integral part of the Ravens' organization, will continue with the team and is not going to interview with other teams. DeCosta joined the franchise in the first year of its existence (1996).
Ozzie Newsome, the team's general manager and executive vice president, issued the following statement:
"Since this franchise started in 1996, we've established a strong history of retaining our most important executives, players, coaches and personnel experts. Eric, who has had opportunities to interview with other teams recently and over the years, is another one we want to keep and will keep. He has chosen to stay with the Ravens, and we're excited that he will. He is a most valuable asset and will continue to help us win championships."