NFL Network‘s Stacey Dales reports that the Baltimore Ravens have hired former New Orleans Saints’ Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo as a Senior Defensive Assistant.
Spagnuolo was dismissed by the Saints just one day after Sean Payton came back from his year-long suspension.
He served as Saints defensive coordinator for just one season, which resulted in a less-than-stellar performance.
Spagnuolo had difficulty replicating the success that his defensive units enjoyed in New York before he left to become the head coach of the St. Louis Rams.
Spagnuolo spent eight years alongside Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh while in Philadelphia.
“His wealth of NFL coaching experience speaks for itself and he’ll help us across the board,” Harbaugh said of Spagnuolo on Friday.
Per team source, Ravens have hired Steve Spaguolo as a Sr. Defensive Assistant (spent 8 yrs alongside John Harbaugh in PHI under Andy Reed)
— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) May 3, 2013