Cardinals hire James Bettcher as defensive coordinator

The Cardinals promoted outside linebackers coach James Bettcher to defensive coordinator, replacing Todd Bowels.

The Cardinals ranked fifth in scoring defense, first in rushing defense and had 47 sacks last season.

The Cardinals hired Bob Sanders as linebackers coach.

The Cardinals did not renew the contract of assistant strength and conditioning coach Pete Alosi.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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