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Matt Birk

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  • Ravens playing time trends through 12 games

    Ravens playing time trends through 12 games
    Twelve games down. Four to go. Yes, we are at another quarter pole, so let’s dig into the third quarter snap counts to see which playing time trends have developed. These official numbers, which come courtesy of the NFL, are pretty interesting due...
  • Being close in proximity does not a rivalry make

    Being close in proximity does not a rivalry make
    Matt Birk has made his home in Baltimore for nearly four years. Only quarterback Joe Flacco has a longer consecutive games streak among Ravens. The center has played against all but two teams in his 60 games with the Ravens — and the team closest to...
  • Continuity on the offensive line a comfort for Joe Flacco

    Continuity on the offensive line a comfort for Joe Flacco
    When quarterback Joe Flacco lines up in the Ravens' backfield this fall, he'll be protected by four of the five offensive linemen who started in the Super Bowl. Flacco threw three touchdown passes with no interceptions and was named the Most Valuable...
  • Ravens make 'dumb' move in delaying Flacco negotiations, his agent tells newspaper

    Ravens make 'dumb' move in delaying Flacco negotiations, his agent tells newspaper
    On March 4, agent Joe Linta and the Ravens finalized a six-year, $120.6 million contract extension for Joe Flacco, making the quarterback the highest paid player in the history of the NFL. Nearly three months later, Linta is still taking his victory...
  • Tough decisions down the road for Ravens

    Tough decisions down the road for Ravens
    As the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Ravens had an extremely eventful offseason where they overhauled their roster and dealt with a tight salary-cap situation by making a series of tough decisions. That included trading veteran wide receiver Anquan...
  • Gino Gradkowski remains frontrunner to start at center

    Gino Gradkowski remains frontrunner to start at center
    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...
  • Former Ravens center Matt Birk throws out first pitch before Orioles-Twins

    Former Ravens center Matt Birk throws out first pitch before Orioles-Twins
    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,...
  • The Ravens are suddenly young on the offensive line

    The Ravens are suddenly young on the offensive line
    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,...
  • Ravens re-sign left tackle Bryant McKinnie to two-year, $7 million deal

    Ravens re-sign left tackle Bryant McKinnie to two-year, $7 million deal
    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...
  • Even with McKinnie signing, Ravens still trending much younger

    Even with McKinnie signing, Ravens still trending much younger
    The Ravens decision to re-sign Bryant McKinnie reverses an offseason trend that has seen the roster get younger at several key positions. Before agreeing to a two-year deal with the 33-year-old left tackle, the Ravens were without eight of their nine...
  • Bryant McKinnie re-signing benefits Kelechi Osemele

    Bryant McKinnie re-signing benefits Kelechi Osemele
    Kelechi Osemele had been diligently working on his footwork preparing to play left offensive tackle, a position that probably wasn't going to be his strong suit. Now, the Ravens' second-year offensive lineman won't have to concern himself with going...
  • DeCosta says Ravens haven't ruled out finding another wide receiver

    DeCosta says Ravens haven't ruled out finding another wide receiver
    Months after trading veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers following a contract dispute, the Ravens waited until the seventh round to draft a wide receiver. Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta attributed that to how...