Dolphins hire Ravens assistant coach Anthony Weaver as defensive coordinator

OWINGS MILLS — The Ravens lost their third defensive coach this offseason on Saturday when associate head coach/defensive line coach Anthony Weaver was hired as defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins, according to Jordan Schultz, of Bleacher Report.

In the past week, Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald was hired as the head coach in Seattle, and defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson became the defensive coordinator in Tennessee.

On Thursday, the Ravens promoted inside linebackers coach Zach Orr to replace Macdonald as defensive coordinator.

Assistant offensive line coach Mike Devlin is reportedly expected to be hired by the Chargers as their offensive line coach.

At the Ravens’ season-ending news conference on Friday, Harbaugh said he expected Weaver to get a head coaching position for an NFL team in the future. Weaver also interviewed for the vacant head coaching jobs with the Atlanta Falcons, Washington Commanders, and Carolina Panthers this offseason.

“He didn’t get hired this cycle, and great coaches got hired, but someday, some people are going to look back, and they’re going to say, ‘We had a chance to hire Anthony Weaver.’ I guarantee you that,” Harbaugh said. “They’re going to see that they missed their chance. The next time around, somebody’s not going to miss their chance. That’s how I feel about Anthony.”  

Harbaugh now has plenty of work ahead of him to replenish his staff. He needs a defensive line coach to replace Weaver, a defensive backs coach for Wilson, and an inside linebackers coach to replace Orr.

Weaver, who was drafted by the Ravens in 2002 (52nd overall), just finished his 14th season of coaching. In 2022, after one season as the Ravens’ run game coordinator/defensive line coach, Weaver was promoted to assistant head coach/defensive line.

His first NFL coaching position was with the New York Jets in 2012, before joining the Bills’ staff in 2013, serving on the Browns’ staff for two seasons (2014-15), and joining the Houston Texans in 2016 as defensive line coach, where in 2020, he was named the defensive coordinator.

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