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Ravens Running Back Coach Wilbert Montgomery Will Not Return In 2014

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Baltimore Ravens running back coach Wilbert Montgomery will not return to the team for the 2014 season, head coach John Harbaugh announced Friday.

“Wilbert has decided to pursue other coaching and life opportunities,” Harbaugh said in a release. “I want to thank him for everything he did for our organization. Wilbert has been a tremendous coach for the Ravens, and he has played an integral role in the success we’ve experienced over the past several seasons.

“I have a great deal of respect for the person Wilbert is – not just as a coach, but also as an outstanding family man and someone who inspires everyone around him. In addition to his knowledge of the game and ability to connect with his players, Wilbert brought a passion to the Ravens that helped our team – and the individuals on it – reach tremendous heights.”

Montgomery, a 17-year NFL coaching veteran, joined the Ravens in 2008 and spent the past six seasons coaching Baltimore’s offensive backfield, including three-time Pro Bowl RB Ray Rice.

In 2009, Montgomery’s second season in Baltimore, the Ravens ground attack set a team record with 22 rushing touchdowns and ranked fifth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (137.5).

Montgomery also guided former Ravens FB Le’Ron McClain, who earned Pro Bowl honors during both the 2008 and 2009 campaigns.

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