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DeCosta’s new deal keeps him from leaving Baltimore

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BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 2: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens is introduced before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Bengals 13-6. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

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On Friday, the Ravens announced that director of player personnel Eric DeCosta will not be leaving for any of the various G.M. positions that currently are open.

What the Ravens didn’t announce is that, for the duration of DeCosta’s new contract, his name won’t continue to come up every time a G.M. job becomes available.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated and Football Night In America reported during our halftime pop on the U.S Army All-American Bowl that DeCosta is prevented from leaving, in exchange for a new deal that, per King, will pay DeCosta G.M. money.

So, basically, any team looking for a new G.M. in the foreseeable future can pull one name out of the “D” file.