Ozzie Newsome clarified his role with the Ravens this morning a day after owner Steve Bisciotti said that the long-time general manager will step aside after the 2018 season and assistant general Eric DeCosta will take over control of the 53-man roster. “I will remain as the Ravens’ general manager through the 2018 season and continue my role directing free agency and the draft,” Newsome said in a statement released by the team. “After that, Eric will take over as our general manager and assume all the duties that come with that, including heading our personnel department and directing free agency and the draft. “I plan to remain with the Ravens in a significant position in personnel and help us win more Super Bowls. We have planned this succession over the last five years.” After the news conference, Newsome told The Baltimore Sun that “there will be very little change.”