The Ravens filled the final remaining opening on their coaching staff Tuesday with another young, up-and-coming coach from the college level.
A week after hiring Thomas Hammock from Wisconsin to be their running backs coach, they hired Bobby Engram as their wide receivers coach Tuesday.
Engram played 14 seasons as a wide receiver in the NFL and was the wide receivers coach at Pittsburgh the last two years.
Engram began his coaching career in 2011 as an offensive assistant with the San Francisco 49ers under Ravens coach John Harbaugh’s brother, Jim.
“When you combine Bobby’s NFL pedigree as a player and his coaching experience, you see why we’re excited to add him to our staff,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “He comes highly recommended. He did an outstanding job at San Francisco and Pitt, and he’s an impressive person. He’ll help our receivers and our offense become better.”
Engram, 41, replaces Jim Hostler, who had been Baltimore’s receivers coach since Harbaugh was hired in 2008.
Hostler left the Ravens’ staff in January to become a senior offensive assistant with the Buffalo Bills after Baltimore decided not to promote him to offensive coordinator.
However, in Engram, the Ravens get a former productive NFL receiver and a coach who Pittsburgh’s receivers did well under in both 2012 and 2013.