The Baltimore Ravens announced Thursday that Eric DeCosta will officially take over as the team’s GM on Friday.
However, the plan is for Ozzie Newsome to remain with the Ravens in a “significant” role.
The Ravens first announced that they would be transiting to DeCosta in February of last year, but Newsome’s role with the team was unclear at that the time.
Newsome, 61, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 1978. He played 13 seasons in Cleveland and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
Newsome began working with the Browns as an executive in 1991 and spent five years in Cleveland before becoming the Ravens’ GM in 1996.
During his 23 years in charge of the Ravens, Newsome has led them to a record of 195-167-1, which includes 11 playoff appearances and two Super Bowl championships.