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Matt Birk

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  • Resolute Harbaugh says Ravens will work through difficulties

    Resolute Harbaugh says Ravens will work through difficulties
    As one might expect, these are tense times at 1 Winning Drive in Owings Mills. Ravens coach John Harbaugh stood at the podium Monday afternoon for his weekly press conference with the media, and for nearly 20 minutes he fielded questions about the...
  • Wednesday's Ravens camp highlights

    Wednesday's Ravens camp highlights
    PLAY OF THE DAY: Even though the players were dressed in shells, there was plenty of competition between the offense and defense. The offense earned this award during a full-team exercise. On second down-and-9 from the unit's own 29-yard line, quarterback...
  • Derrick Mason spurns the Ravens for the Jets

    Derrick Mason spurns the Ravens for the Jets
    Hours after his former Ravens teammates said they would welcome his return, wide receiver Derrick Mason shocked them by announcing he would sign with the New York Jets. Mason, 37, is the Ravens' all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards. The...
  • Ravens camp highlights: Offense picks on Zbikowski

    Ravens camp highlights: Offense picks on Zbikowski
    OFFENSE'S BEST PLAY During a red-zone exercise, the offense picked on free safety Tom Zbikowski, who was participating in his first practice of training camp and filling in for seven-time Pro Bowl selection Ed Reed. On two occasions, the offense matched...
  • Ravens' Oher focused on developing into elite left tackle

    Ravens' Oher focused on developing into elite left tackle
    There's no pretense to Michael Oher. The massive offensive tackle for the Ravens enjoyed an offseason during which his autobiography, "I Beat the Odds," peaked at No. 3 on the New York Times bestsellers list and he was the darling of major media...
  • Texans defense has turned into one of the league's best

    Texans defense has turned into one of the league's best
    Having lost their starting quarterback and their highest-paid defensive player in the middle of the season, the Houston Texans are arguably the unlikeliest team left in the NFL's final eight. But the Ravens say they aren't surprised by the 11-6 Texans,...
  • Ravens take business-like approach to latest playoff foray

    Ravens take business-like approach to latest playoff foray
    That they don't have the best postseason reputation is not lost on the Ravens. The franchise is 9-6 in the playoffs, and four of those victories occurred during the team's magical run to win Super Bowl XXXV to cap the 2000 season. The Ravens are the only...
  • Four Ravens predictions sure to go wrong: Week 3

    Four Ravens predictions sure to go wrong: Week 3
    In this game-day staple, blogger Matt Vensel makes four sometimes-courageous predictions for the game. All he asks is that you don’t hold it against him whenever those predictions end up being embarrassingly wrong. The Ravens get a chance for...
  • Ravens have a backup long snapper -- even if they're not saying who that is

    Prior to his release in 2011, running back Willis McGahee had another role with the Ravens. He backed up Morgan Cox as the team’s long snapper. Since then, however, the identity of the latest backup has been shrouded in mystery. Coach John Harbaugh...
  • As fullbacks become increasingly rare, Ravens' Vonta Leach stays relevant

    As fullbacks become increasingly rare, Ravens' Vonta Leach stays relevant
    When a noticeably slimmed-down Ray Lewis showed up at Ravens training camp in late July weighing less than he has since his rookie year in 1996, the linebacker had a simple explanation. Throughout his Hall of Fame career, Lewis had watched the power...
  • Ravens notes: With Birk injured, Bryan Mattison gets a chance at center

    Ravens notes: With Birk injured, Bryan Mattison gets a chance at center
    In the aftermath of Matt Birk undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and free agent Casey Rabach failing his physical, the Ravens have turned to a center with a familiar last name. Bryan Mattison, the son of former defensive coordinator Greg...
  • Ed Reed continues to be no-show at Ravens minicamp

    Ed Reed continues to be no-show at Ravens minicamp
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was not at the final day of the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp today, but he has a pretty legit excuse. He and his wife, Dana, welcomed their first child into the world. Stephen Vincent Flacco is listed at eight...