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Matt Birk

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  • How the Ravens constructed their Super Bowl roster

    How the Ravens constructed their Super Bowl roster
    On Sunday, the Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, and they will attempt to win their second Lombardi Trophy with a roster largely constructed with homegrown players raised in the Ravens Way. The vast majority of those players...
  • Super Bowl showdowns: Can Bryant McKinnie and the Ravens handle 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith?

    Super Bowl showdowns: Can Bryant McKinnie and the Ravens handle 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith?
    Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at the battle between the Ravens and 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith. The Ravens offensive line was dented...
  • Brendon Ayanbadejo on same-sex marriage passing: 'I'm so stoked, it's like I woke up and it was Christmas'

    Brendon Ayanbadejo on same-sex marriage passing: 'I'm so stoked, it's like I woke up and it was Christmas'
    As a major advocate for allowing same-sex marriage, Ravens Pro Bowl special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo is overjoyed that the state of Maryland has now made it legal. Starting in January, Maryland courts can begin issuing marriage licenses to gay...
  • Ravens offensive line passes test vs. Patriots

    Ravens offensive line passes test vs. Patriots
    If the Ravens' offensive line keeps progressing, this unit could be very good by the end of the season. Overall, with the exception of center Matt Birk, the group is still young. But once you throw rookie offensive right tackle Kelechi Osemele and third-...
  • Offensive line kept Patriots' Vince Wilfork under wraps

    Offensive line kept Patriots' Vince Wilfork under wraps
    After the havoc Vince Wilfork had wreaked in last January’s AFC championship game, the Ravens paid a good amount of attention to the massive defensive tackle, who looks much larger than his listed size of 6 feet, 2 inches and 325 pounds. That...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens win over the Patriots

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens win over the Patriots
    Ravens 31, Patriots 30 Strategy: The no-huddle offense returned to prominence after disappearing a week ago in Philadelphia, using it on 44 of 65 snaps and piling up 503 yards of total offense. Cam Cameron loosened the reins as Joe Flacco launched...
  • Source: Former Ravens center Andre Gurode tried out for the Lions

    Source: Former Ravens center Andre Gurode tried out for the Lions
    Out of work since not being retained as a free agent by the Ravens, former Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode worked out for the Detroit Lions this week, according to a league source. Gurode played a reserve role with the Ravens last season after signing a...
  • With rookie quarterback and running back, Browns following the Ravens' blueprint

    With rookie quarterback and running back, Browns following the Ravens' blueprint
    It's not often that a modest 1-yard gain in a season-opening loss holds so much significance. When Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson took his first handoff from quarterback Brandon Weeden three weeks ago, he carried the hopes of a...
  • Ravens notes: Ravens offensive line takes a step backward

    Ravens notes: Ravens offensive line takes a step backward
    The Ravens' offensive line experienced a rough night, a bout of regression that often left quarterback Joe Flacco lying on the ground. After an encouraging game against the New England Patriots where Flacco wasn't sacked and rarely hit, he sustained...
  • Ravens' Rice made Steelers pay on third down

    Ravens' Rice made Steelers pay on third down
    Ray Rice lives for third down. First and second down are good, mind you, but third down is what Rice does best. The veteran Ravens running back showed again Sunday why he is one of the NFL's most dynamic and clutch players. He broke the back of...
  • Mike Preston's Ravens report card

    Mike Preston's Ravens report card
    Quarterbacks: This was the most composed Joe Flacco has ever been against Pittsburgh. He made some really tight throws over the middle and was patient going through his progressions. Even when he had a couple of bad throws, Flacco regrouped quickly. He...
  • Ravens players unaware of Clooney's visit to M&T Bank Stadium

    Ravens players unaware of Clooney's visit to M&T Bank Stadium
    If you’ve learned anything about me during the nine months I've written this blog for The Baltimore Sun, it’s that I have no shame. That’s why I was only moderately embarrassed Monday when I made the unseamless transition from play-...