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Ravens hiring Cullen to coach defensive line

Joe Cullen

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullen yells from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Jacksonville, Fla. Cullen turned down an offer to be Boston College’s defensive coordinator, instead choosing to stay in Jacksonville and help coach Mike Mularkey turn things around. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton, File)


The Ravens are hiring Joe Cullen as their defensive line coach after Cullen spent the last two seasons in the same role in Tampa Bay.

Per Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Buccaneers intially blocked the Ravens from speaking with Cullen while going through their coaching transition.

The Ravens are shuffling their defensive staff after linebackers coach Ted Monachino left to become the Colts defensive coordinator.

Cullen, who has nine years of NFL coaching experience, is still probably best known for being arrested after going through a Wendy’s drive-thru naked. That incident changed his life, and he’s used it to get through to troubled players.

Cullen has also worked for the Lions, Jaguars and Browns.