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Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees is retiring at age 68 after spending eight seasons with the team, and head coach John Harbaugh already has a candidate in mind to replace him.

According to Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens are reportedly interested in bringing back Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator.

Related: Fired NFL head coach may already be circling his next job

Pagano was recently fired as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts after six seasons, and he was previously defensive coordinator with the Ravens in 2011. He was also the secondary coach for the team from 2008 to 2010.

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is also a candidate for the job.

Pagano would be a logical fit for the position, and there will likely be several teams interested in him as an assistant if the Ravens choose someone else.

The Colts weren’t particularly good on defense during Pagano’s tenure, but they also didn’t have the best personnel. Pagano’s defense was among the best in the league in 2011 when he was with the Ravens.

(h/t NFL Trade Rumors)

Fired head coach Chuck Pagano has already reportedly spoken with a team about his possible next job Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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