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Report: Jim Caldwell To Join Ravens Staff, Possibly As Quarterbacks Coach

The three-team coaching trades between Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Baltimore appear to be ongoing.

News came out this weekend former Colts head coach Jim Caldwell met with the Steelers about their open offensive coordinator position, and was seen having breakfast with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. reported a source "close to the situation" confirming Caldwell Stayed at the William Penn Omni Hotel in Pittsburgh over the weekend, but Caldwell and his agent, Dennis Colemen, left Saturday without a contract offer.

Now, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Caldwell will "join the Ravens offensive coaching staff" for the 2012 season. The report doesn't state a former title, but with the Ravens announcing offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will remain in his position.

Baltimore parted ways with quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn at the end of the 2010 season, and Cameron assumed the role. It seems likely Caldwell will work in that capacity in 2011.

Former Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano is now the head coach in Indianapolis, and while there is no confirmation of any other Ravens coaches defecting to Indianapolis, former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is scheduled to join Pagano's staff, and possibly Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler as well.

This news suggests there never was anything concrete linking Caldwell to Pittsburgh, and it very well could have been done in an effort to drive up his price to Baltimore. Tomlin and Caldwell coached together in Tampa Bay, and could just have been having breakfast to catch up on things. Coleman also represents University of Pittsburgh head men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon.