The Ravens again will turn to a college coach to fill a vacancy on their offensive staff.
University of Pittsburgh wide receivers coach Bobby Engram, a former NFL wideout, will succeed Jim Hostler as Baltimore’s wide receivers coach, CoachingSearch.com’s Pete Roussel reported Thursday.
Engram, 41, spent two years coaching the position at Pitt, helping both of the team’s starting wide receivers to all-conference seasons in 2012 and 2013. He also spent the 2011 season as an offensive assistant with the 49ers.
Prior to coaching, Engram played 14 seasons in the NFL with the Bears, Seahawks and Chiefs. He made 650 receptions for 7,751 yards and 35 touchdowns in 176 career games (113 starts), and played in Super Bowl XL with Seattle.
Engram finished with at least 60 catches four times and at leas 900 receiving yards three times. His best season came in 2007 as a 34-year-old with the Seahawks, when he made 94 receptions for 1,147 yards and six scores.
Update: The Ravens officially announced the hiring of Thomas Hammock as running backs coach Thursday.
“Take a look at Thomas’ college resume. It’s impressive, and it’s clear he can teach, coach and help players become better,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “He’s an impressive person, and we’re looking forward to seeing him coach our players.”
Hammock had been Wisconsin’s assistant head coach, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator since 2011, and coached in college for 11 years.
“The opportunity to coach at the highest level - and that’s what the NFL is - excites me,” Hammock said in a statement. “To come to an organization that is committed to winning and has a coaching staff that is so respected is a tremendous opportunity, and I’m looking forward to getting started.
“Working with coach Harbaugh, learning the offense and working with coach (Gary) Kubiak, and then coaching these outstanding Ravens players, is special. I feel very honored and fortunate to be here. My wife and I and our two children are looking forward to being part of the Baltimore community.”