Clarence Brooks hired by Ravens

OWINGS MILLS -- The Baltimore Ravens named Clarence Brooks as their defensive line coach today.

The former Miami Dolphins defensive line coach wasn't retained by new Dolphins coach Nick Saban. He will be officially introduced Thursday. Saban hired former San Francisco 49ers defensive line coach Dan Quinn.

Brooks replaces Rex Ryan after his promotion to derfensive coordinator after Mike Nolan was named San Francisco 49ers head coach. Brooks, 53, coached the Dolphins' defenisve line from 2000 to 2004.

He had four players from his unit reach the Pro Bowl during those season: Jason Taylor (2000, 2002 and 2004), Trace Armstrong (200), Tim Bowens (2002) and Adewale Ogunleye (2003). Brooks was recommended by former Ravens defensive end Rob Burnett, who played for him in Miami.

Aaron Wilson is the chief writer for RavensInsider.Com He is also the Ravens' reporter for the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.

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