| Oct 2, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Every Tuesday, blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with the help of Ravens players, from that week’s game. Today, he looks at Bernard Pierce's big run against the Browns on Thursday night.
In the third round of April’s...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Football and politics meet again: Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his wife have said they will give $100,000 to Maryland's same-sex marriage campaign.
The donation, reported first by the Washington Blade, is the latest in what is becoming...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Ravens center Matt Birk officially jumped into Maryland's same-sex marriage scrum today, releasing a web-only video that supports traditional marriage.
"Marriage is more than what adults want for themselves, it is about the next generation," says Birk,...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 8:49 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo are on the same side of Question 6, but they took opposite positions at the foosball table Monday night.
At fundraiser for the same-sex marriage campaign Monday night, the two showed off their...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Matt Birk's goals at first were simple. There was no thought of having a long and productive NFL career. He had no visions of making Pro Bowl teams or annually competing for championships.
As a sixth-round pick out of Harvard, Birk was consumed by the...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Because of the poor performance by the offensive tackles against the Kansas City Chiefs last week, there had been some speculation that the Ravens might choose to start Bryant McKinnie at left tackle over Michael Oher and move Oher to the right side to...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 7:46 AM
With the exception of a single spin move by Dallas Cowboys star outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware to get past left offensive tackle Michael Oher and tackle quarterback Joe Flacco, the Ravens provided their quarterback with impressive protection.During a...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 6:28 PM
The Houston Texans lost their top tackler two weeks ago when middle linebacker Brian Cushing went down with a season-ending knee injury. A week later, they were embarrassed by the Green Bay Packers, 42-24, on their home field as Aaron Rodgers threw six...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Although the Ravens drafted Colorado State-Pueblo center Ryan Jensen in the sixth round, Gino Gradkowski remains the frontrunner to replace six-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Birk at center.
The younger brother of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bruce...
| May 11, 2013
| 5:51 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Ravens center Matt Birk, a Minnesota native, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday night before the Orioles faced the Twins at Target Field.
Birk also took part in a pregame Pepsi home run contest.
Birk came in second,...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Last summer, it looked as if the Ravens might enter the regular season with one of the oldest starting offensive lines in the NFL. Matt Birk, Bryant McKinnie and Bobbie Williams were all in their mid-thirties and expected to start. But as it turned out,...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Bolstering perhaps the greatest remaining need on their roster, the Ravens have agreed with left tackle Bryant McKinnie to a two-year contract that carries a maximum value of $7 million.
The deal includes an undisclosed signing bonus, incentive clauses...