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Ravens Announce Three Football Operations/Personnel Transitions

Jon Dubé (left), Pat Moriarty (middle), & Vincent Newsome (right)
Jon Dubé (left), Pat Moriarty (middle), & Vincent Newsome (right)

Three longtime and influential members of the Baltimore Ravens' football operations/player personnel department – senior advisor to the general manager Pat Moriarty, senior player personnel executive Vincent Newsome and senior video operations advisor Jon Dubé – have transitioned out of their recent roles, executive vice president & general manager Eric DeCosta announced Monday.

After serving a combined 102 seasons working for both the Ravens and Browns franchises, Moriarty (30 seasons) has become a consultant for the organization, while Newsome (31 seasons) and Dubé (41 seasons) officially retired from the NFL, effective June 1. Each has left a lasting impact that helped set the course for organizational success and advancement in modern day NFL operations.


Moriarty has been a key contributor to the Ravens/Browns franchise since 1994. A longtime member of Baltimore's player personnel staff, he is one of the NFL's original "capologists." Throughout his tenure, Moriarty oversaw management and strategic planning of the salary cap, negotiating hundreds of player contracts, while also working on the team's cap administration, roster management and day-to-day departmental functions.

Throughout his 30 years, Moriarty negotiated player contracts totaling over $1 billion. He worked on deals for countless free agent signings and over 150 draft choices, plus was relied upon for his proficiency at analyzing draft-day trades.

Providing sound counsel and expertise to assist both DeCosta and longtime Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, Moriarty also coordinated budgets for the scouting, coaching, equipment, football video, training and strength & conditioning departments.

Prior to being named senior advisor to the general manager in 2022, Moriarty was Baltimore's senior vice president of football operations for nine seasons (2013-21). He was one of several employees invited to move with the franchise from Cleveland in 1996, when he first served as the Ravens' chief financial officer. As a member of the Browns' front office, he spent two seasons (1994-95) as the director of business operations.

Stated DeCosta: "Pat is moving into an advisory role as a consultant. He's an original Raven – a behind-the-scenes, salary-cap and management dynamo whose contributions stretch 30 years. He's negotiated some of the biggest contracts in NFL history, and he's widely respected across both the league and agent community. He's also my best friend and right-hand man. We are all excited for Pat and [his wife] Lynn as they write their next chapter."


Accruing 31 seasons (28 with Baltimore and three with Cleveland) as a scout, Newsome spent 41 years overall in the NFL, including 10 as a safety for the Browns and Rams. Most recently as the senior player personnel executive, Newsome was involved in all of the Ravens' football operations and personnel matters, working closely with DeCosta, Joe Hortiz (former director of player personnel) and George Kokinis (vice president of player personnel).

Newsome's primary responsibilities entailed analyzing NFL rosters, reviewing the waiver wire daily and evaluating each year's free agency market. He was also tasked with evaluating Ravens players, providing advance scouting reports of opponents, assisting with free agent workouts and communicating with player agents. After being named the director of pro personnel in 2009, he was instrumental in helping scout/acquire standout free agents C Matt Birk, WR Anquan Boldin, OLB Elvis Dumervil, WR Steve Smith Sr. and S Eric Weddle.

Newsome originally joined the franchise's personnel department in 1993 (while in Cleveland). Upon moving with the organization to Baltimore in 1996, his primary focus for several years was collegiate scouting in the West. During that time, he provided important analysis and reports on future Ravens draft choices T Jonathan Ogden (Hall of Famer) and CB Chris McAlister, TE Todd Heap and OLB Terrell Suggs (multi-time Pro Bowlers).

Stated DeCosta: "Vincent has been a key figure in our scouting process for 30 years. Loyal, selfless and hard-working, he's succeeded in numerous roles throughout his career. I admire his integrity and his dedication to the Baltimore Ravens and before that, to the Browns. He is one of the very best examples of an NFL player who has also thrived as an NFL executive. We wish Vincent and [his wife] Tasha the very best as he retires from the Ravens."


Dubé led the Ravens' football video operations from the onset of their 1996 inception, joining the organization in its move to Baltimore after spending 13 years (1983-95) with the Browns. Totaling 41 years of experience in pro football operations, he retires as the Ravens' most seasoned NFL staffer.

Throughout his longstanding and transformative career, Dubé was responsible for implementing the NFL's cutting-edge gameday technology, in accordance with video rules and regulations. He also headed a team responsible for providing Baltimore's coaching and scouting staffs with game and practice footage, as well as opponent and college footage from the NFL's Club Game Exchange Network. In 2004, he was at the forefront of transitioning the team to digital video, which provided coaches easier access to video data. Through this computer software, coaches have since been able to create their own cut-ups of practices and games, making the process more streamlined.

Dubé served as a member of the NFL Video Directors Committee for 13 years (2011-23) and was named the 2017 Collegiate Sports Video Association's NFL Hall of Fame Award winner. Chosen out of a group of past and present NFL video directors for his innovation, desire and commitment to enhance the profession and pave the way for the industry's future, Dubé became the first active video director to receive the prestigious award.

Stated DeCosta: "After 41 years working in both Cleveland and as our video director in Baltimore, Jon Dubé is retiring. 'Dube' is one of the most loyal, dedicated and effective leaders the Ravens have known. I have enjoyed his friendship and appreciated his ability to craft one of the NFL's very best video departments every year. Congratulations to Jon and [his wife] Diane. We are very excited for their new adventures ahead."

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