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Joe Flacco, Ravens confident in Gino Gradkowski
Joe Flacco, Ravens confident in Gino Gradkowski

Besides trading wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers, the Ravens' other big adjustment on offense is the retirement of six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk. Birk provided a sturdy, skilled presence anchoring the offensive line. He played at an extremely high level in his last NFL season. Now the Ravens are transitioning at center to Gino Gradkowski. Although Gradkowski will face competition from former Indianapolis Colts center AQ Shipley, he remains the frontrunner to win the starting job. So far, the reviews for Gradkowski have been positive. "It’s been good," quarterback Joe Flacco said. "Matt was a great center, and I think Gino has...

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