Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh is nearing a contract extension that secures his future beyond next season, multiple media outlets reported Saturday.

The team announced in late December that Harbaugh would return as coach in 2019, the final year of his contract, and that the two sides were working on a new deal. But Harbaugh became the subject of possible trade speculation as the Ravens made their playoff push, and even after the team’s wild-card loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Harbaugh, 56, was reluctant to talk about his coaching status, but he said after the season-ending defeat that he expected to return to Baltimore for his 12th season.

“I have every expectation, every plan, to be here as long as they want me here, and I believe I’ll be here,” he said. “I think that’s been made clear by them, to me, over the last few weeks.

“I love everybody in the organization; they’re great people. I expect to go forward with that as long as that’s what they want to do. I do believe that’s what they want to do. Let’s roll.”

The Ravens have made the playoffs seven times in Harbaugh’s 11 seasons, including a victory in Super Bowl XLVII. He helped lead them this past season to their first AFC North title since 2012. Players hailed his coaching throughout a season marked by a quarterback change and an offensive makeover.

Harbaugh is the winningest coach in franchise history and the fourth-longest tenured in the NFL. This will be his first season under General Manager Eric DeCosta, who took over for Ozzie Newsome this month.

 

Jaguars retain safety

The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed safety Jarrod Wilson to a three-year contract.

Wilson was set to become a restricted free agent on March 13.

Wilson started the final two games this season, filling in for injured starter Ronnie Harrison. Wilson, who signed with Jacksonville as an undrafted free agent in 2016, has appeared in 47 games with two starts during his three-year career.

 

Colts sign tight end

The Indianapolis Colts signed veteran tight end Gabe Holmes to a reserve-future contract.

Holmes has made four starts and played 10 career games since 2015. All four starts came last season with Arizona.

Holmes has been on the practice squads of Arizona, Baltimore, Seattle and Oakland, which signed him as an undrafted rookie in May 2015.

 

Redskins name aide

Nate Kaczor has been hired by the Washington Redskins as their special teams coordinator.

Kaczor replaces Ben Kotwica, who joined the Atlanta Falcons this month after five years with the Redskins.

Kaczor spent the past three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as special teams coordinator.