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Matt Birk

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  • Seven tidbits and takeaways from John Harbaugh's season-ending press conference

    Seven tidbits and takeaways from John Harbaugh's season-ending press conference
    John Harbaugh met with the Baltimore media on Tuesday morning to talk about his first non-winning season as the Ravens’ head coach and where his team will go from here. The franchise will hold its annual “State of the Ravens” presser...
  • Gradkowski brothers' parents will be 'cheering for both' in Ravens-Steelers game

    Gradkowski brothers' parents will be 'cheering for both' in Ravens-Steelers game
    In Dormont, a quiet neighborhood across the Monongahela River and over Mount Washington from Heinz Field, a nondescript family home is smack dab in the middle of the NFL's hardest-hitting rivalry. Walk inside the house and you would find family photo...
  • Kelechi Osemele likely done for year, headed for back surgery

    Kelechi Osemele likely done for year, headed for back surgery
    Ravens starting left guard Kelechi Osemele is expected to have back surgery, which will likely end his season and create even more questions for a struggling offensive line. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh made the announcement on Friday, indicating...
  • Ray Rice says struggles haven't dented his confidence

    Ravens running back Ray Rice has struggled mightily this season, frequently unable to gain more than a few yards at a time. Named to the Pro Bowl the past three seasons, Rice has rushed for just 259 yards on 97 carries this season and is on pace to...
  • Gino Gradkowski at center of improved effort from embattled Ravens offensive line

    Gino Gradkowski at center of improved effort from embattled Ravens offensive line
    It has been a rough transition for the Ravens at the center position, going from one of the best centers of his generation in Matt Birk to second-year player Gino Gradkowski. That says more about how underrated Birk may have been in his final couple of...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens

    What they're saying about the Ravens
    Much of the Ravens-related national discussion this week has centered on the incident involving Mike Tomlin on the sideline Thanksgiving night. Since we've already got every angle of that covered, here's a look at some other items national media outlets...
  • Rebuilding the Ravens' offensive line is an exercise in patience

    Rebuilding the Ravens' offensive line is an exercise in patience
    When Joe Flacco takes his first snap Sunday, he will line up behind a left tackle who 10 weeks ago was toiling away in Jacksonville, a left guard who has already made as many stops as an Amtrak train, and a center who two years ago was blocking small-...
  • Ravens center Gino Gradkowski determined to improve

    Ravens center Gino Gradkowski determined to improve
    The Ravens knew that Gino Gradkowski would experience some growing pains as the replacement for six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk after his retirement. And Gradkowski is still learning on the job four games into his second NFL season. Gradkowski...
  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston
    Each week, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston will answer questions from readers about the Ravens. You can submit questions during every game to sports@baltimoresun.com. Here are this week's questions and answers: What is up with the run game? It...
  • Former Ravens center Matt Birk drops 75 pounds, aims to be fitness cover model

    Former Ravens center Matt Birk drops 75 pounds, aims to be fitness cover model
    In addition to keeping up with his six kids and working for the NFL as an appeals officer on player discipline, Matt Birk has apparently become even more of a fitness nut in retirement than he was as a player. After getting up to as much as 310 pounds...
  • Though Ravens' starters appear set, there are offensive line spots still up for grabs

    Though Ravens' starters appear set, there are offensive line spots still up for grabs
    As you read about the various training camp competitions over the next 10 days, you probably won’t see much written about the offensive line. That’s because barring injuries, the starters appear to be set. Bryant McKinnie, who re-signed...
  • Ravens' remade roster features significant youth movement

    Ravens' remade roster features significant youth movement
    Months before they would lift the Lombardi Trophy into the confetti-filled air, the Ravens' top decision makers started to have regular discussions about the future of the organization and the potentially wide-scale changes it would face following the...