Eric DeCosta has been promoted to assistant general manager by the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Thursday. DeCosta had served as director of player personnel since 2009. He joined the Ravens in 1996 and had previously worked as an area scout and director of college scouting. “When we extended Eric’s contract earlier this year, we changed his title to Assistant GM,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said. “As Eric continues to grow in the personnel department, he is becoming a vital part of the decision-making process.” The Ravens also announced that Joe Douglas has been elevated to national scout and David Blackburn to area scout.