John Harbaugh, Ravens staff will coach Pro Bowl in place of Broncos

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Report: John Fox out in Denver
Tuesday January 13th, 2015

John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens staff will replace the Denver Broncos staff in coaching next week's Pro Bowl, the Ravens announced on Tuesday.

ESPN's Ed Werder previously reported that the NFL had requested that the Ravens coach the game after Broncos head coach John Fox parted ways with the team.

Coaches from the highest-seeded team to lose in the divisional round of the playoffs are tasked with coaching in the game, which is scheduled for Jan. 25 in Glendale, Ariz., a week before Super Bowl XLIX.

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The highest-seeded losers in last week’s games were the Dallas Cowboys, who suffered a 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers, and Broncos, who lost at home 24-13 to the Indianapolis Colts.

The contracts for Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett as well as some of his assistant coaches expired as soon as the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs, leading to uncertainty about who would coach the second Pro Bowl team.

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For the second year in a row, the game will not feature a the traditional AFC vs. NFC format. Teams will be selected by captains Cris Carter and Michael Irvin.

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