Ravens hire D’Anton Lynn as defensive backs coach

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The Baltimore Ravens have been busy the past few days filling coaching vacancies. On Sunday, the Ravens added a new name to the list, hiring D’Anton Lynn to be the new defensive backs coach.

This is the third position coach Baltimore has had to hire early this offseason. The Ravens brought in Rob Ryan as the inside linebackers coach and Anthony Weaver as the defensive line coach last week, filling vacancies left by Mike Macdonald and Joe Cullen respectively. Lynn will take over for Jesse Minter, who is set to become Vanderbilt’s new defensive coordinator.

Lynn spent the last three years on the Houston Texans’ staff, joining in 2018 as the assistant defensive backs coach before being promoted to oversee the entire secondary in 2020. During his time in Houston, Lynn’s pass defenses have ranked 28th, 29th, and 24th in passing yards allowed.

The 31-year-old is the son of former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn, who is now the Detroit Lions’ new offensive coordinator. Detroit is one of Baltimore’s opponents next season, meaning we’ll get a father vs. son head-to-head matchup.

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