Two Former Ravens Players Join Coaching Staff During Training Camp


The Ravens have welcomed six additions to the training camp coaching staff as part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship, including four former NFL players and two former Ravens.

All of the coaches will be with Baltimore from July 18-Aug. 21, which includes the Ravens' first three preseason games.

OLB/TE Edgar Jones
Undrafted out of Southeast Missouri State in 2007, Jones made the Ravens roster and immediately became a versatile backup who excelled on special teams. He played five seasons in Baltimore (2007-2011) as an outside linebacker (32 career tackles, 1.5 career sacks) and tight end (two catches, 33 yards). He spent the 2012 season with the Kansas Chiefs and 2013 with the Dallas Cowboys.

DT Brandon McKinney
An undrafted Michigan State product in 2006, McKinney first caught on with the then-San Diego Chargers and spent three seasons there as a backup nose tackle. He then spent four seasons in Baltimore (2008-2011), where he played in 41 games and made 37 tackles.

WR Todd Pinkston
Pinkston was a second-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2000, when John Harbaugh was coaching special teams. Pinkston spent six seasons in Philadelphia, including four as a starter, and finished his career with 184 catches for 2,816 yards and 14 touchdowns. His final start was in Super Bowl XXXIX.

S Ron Carpenter
Carpenter came out of Miami (Ohio), which is Harbaugh's alma mater, in 1993 and bounced around the NFL, XFL and AFL until 2004. He played in 45 combined games for the Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and then-St. Louis Rams.

*Lori Locust *Locust has been coaching football for 13 years, including at the high school, semi-pro and arena levels. She's currently with the National Arena League's Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, where she's a defensive assistant, defensive lineman/linebackers coach and co-special teams coordinator. Locust is the Ravens' first female coach ever on staff.

Elena Grigelevich
A double major (finance and applied physics) at Bryant University, Grigelevich founded the football team's Think Tank, a group of Bryant data science and applied analytics students who study team tendencies, two years ago and has expanded it to 33 members. She will work on analytics projects for the coaching staff.

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