Ravens owner: GM Ozzie Newsome to step down after 2018 season

Baltimore Ravens general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome speaks at an NFL football news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. The team held the news conference to review the 2015 season and discuss the upcoming season. (AP File Photo/Matt Hazlett)

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti announced Friday that the team's general manager, Ozzie Newsome, will step down from his role after the 2018 NFL season.

Eric DeCosta will be Newsome's successor as GM, according to Bisciotti and the Ravens official Twitter page.

DeCosta currently serves as the team's assistant GM.

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley tweeted Newsome will remain with the team, and Bisciotti said "He'll be the highest paid scout in the league."

Bisciotti's news on Newsome came during a press conference Friday, as he discussed an array of topics from Newsome, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, fan attendance, and the team adding offensive playmakers to the roster.

According to Hensley, Bisciotti said he "thought" about firing Harbaugh adding "It was a consideration but it wasn't one I was inclined to make."

Hensley tweeted Bisciotti said the team hasn't thought about life after Ravens Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Flacco, but reports the owner stressed a need by the team to put playmakers around the signal-caller.

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