John Simon

Ravens' news, notes and opinions on the possible addition of Nick Mangold; Pitta's status; and a fading 2013 draft class

Ravens' news, notes and opinions on the possible addition of Nick Mangold; Pitta's status; and a fading 2013 draft class

Before the 2009 season, the Ravens addressed their need at center by signing Matt Birk, a 32-year old veteran who had been selected to multiple Pro Bowl teams and was touted for his leadership and steady play. Birk played four quality seasons with the Ravens before retiring following the team’s Super Bowl XLVII victory.

The Ravens have gotten uneven play from the center position ever since. In their effort to change that, could they again turn to an accomplished veteran and perennial Pro Bowl performer in the twilight of his career?

The New York Jets release of Nick Mangold, one of the game’s top players at his position over the past...

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