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Rick Dennison all of a sudden added to Ravens offensive coordinator search

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According to the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens have spoken with Dennison this weekend.

Rick Dennison is now being considered for the Ravens' offensive coordinator job, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Rick Dennison is now being considered for the Ravens' offensive coordinator job, according to the Baltimore Sun.
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Just when the Ravens' offensive coordinator search seemed like it was coming to a close, a wild card has suddenly been thrown into the mix.

According to the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, the Ravens have spoken with former Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, who can now be considered for the job with the organization.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ravens coach John Harbaugh has spoken with former Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison during the past few days, according to source</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/statuses/427649966069542912">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rick Dennison is highly regarded by John Harbaugh and in NFL circles, according to sources</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/statuses/427650084176953344">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Dennison was with the Texans from 2010-2013 but was let go after Houston hired new head coach Bill O'Brien. He's certainly familiar with the zone blocking schemes the Ravens tried to implement this past year and has had a lot of success with Arian Foster in the running game.

This search sure has seemed bizarre from the outside. It's gone from a potential outside hire in Gary Kubiak to a for-sure internal hire in Jim Hostler to possibly getting Kyle Shanahan and now this.

The back-and-forth seems a bit alarming because it would suggest folks aren't on the same page. And if a decision is to be made soon, you'd think everyone in the organization would need to be on board with it.