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Ravens Hire Bengals WR Coach James Urban as New QB Coach

A day after acknowledging that he was “working through” the possible hiring of a coach to work directly with quarterback Joe Flacco, Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Friday that he has added James Urban to his staff, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Urban, 44, spent the past seven seasons as the wide receivers coach for the Cincinnati Bengals.

He also was an assistant for Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2004 to 2010, where he worked alongside Harbaugh and current Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

Mornhinweg has been Flacco’s quarterbacks coach since 2016, but now he can focus solely on his offensive coordinator duties.

“Playing the Bengals twice a year, we’ve seen what a good job James does,” Harbaugh said in a statement released by the team. “He’s highly regarded around the league, including by [general manager Ozzie Newsome] and Marty. We were all excited when he became available.”

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