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Ravens Add Two More to the Coaching Staff


Two more assistant coaches have joined John Harbaugh’s Ravens staff: Jim Hostler is the Ravens’ wide receivers coach and Craig Ver Steeg is the team’s offensive quality control coach. Harbaugh has now added 14 coaches, including three coordinators, a special assistant to the head coach, and three on defense and seven on offense.

Hostler, who in 2007 was the 49ers’ offensive coordinator, brings 19 years of experience to the Ravens’ receiving corps. He has tutored a number of NFL receivers, including Wayne Chrebet, Justin McCareins and Santana Moss.

“Adding another coach who has been a coordinator in the NFL brings quality experience to the staff,” said head coach John Harbaugh. “Jim’s emphasis on attention to detail and toughness match what we want to have on this team. A number of teams were looking at Jim, and we are fortunate to have him here in Baltimore.”

Ver Steeg joins the Ravens, having spent the last 5 seasons with Rutgers serving as its offensive coordinator and coaching the Scarlet Knights’ running backs and quarterbacks. Ver Steeg has a 28-year coaching background.

“Craig brings a wealth of experience from both college and the NFL,” said Harbaugh. “He’s been a coordinator; he has coached running backs, quarterbacks and receivers. His experience and his knowledge will be invaluable to the development of our offense.”

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