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Matt Birk

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  • Ravens acquire center Jeremy Zuttah from Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft pick

    Ravens acquire center Jeremy Zuttah from Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft pick
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Ravens filled another of their primary offseason needs Sunday, acquiring starting center Jeremy Zuttah from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a 2015 fifth-round draft pick. Zuttah, who has played all three interior...
  • Ravens offense will be critical focus for Harbaugh and staff during offseason

    Ravens offense will be critical focus for Harbaugh and staff during offseason
    Saying he feels a sense of urgency with his team missing the playoffs for the first time in his six-season tenure, Ravens coach John Harbaugh vowed to explore all avenues this offseason to fix a disappointing offense. In a 40-plus minute news conference...
  • Breaking down the 2013 Ravens with Dan Bryden of Baltimore Sports and Life

    Breaking down the 2013 Ravens with Dan Bryden of Baltimore Sports and Life
    In this week’s edition of Blogger on Blogger, I reached out to Baltimore Sports and Life blogger Daniel Bryden, who does a great job breaking down the Ravens, to wrap up the season. I would recommend you follow Dan on Twitter. MV: The running game...
  • Newsome expects resurgent Pro Bowl season from Ray Rice

    Newsome expects resurgent Pro Bowl season from Ray Rice
    Ravens running back Ray Rice recently paid a visit to general manager Ozzie Newsome, and it wasn't a routine meeting. The three-time Pro Bowl runner had just completed the worst season of his NFL career, gaining just 660 rushing yards and averaging 3....
  • 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...
  • 2013 a bust but Ravens aren't going anywhere, offensive line needs an overhaul and more from Sunday's loss

    2013 a bust but Ravens aren't going anywhere, offensive line needs an overhaul and more from Sunday's loss
    For half a decade, the Ravens spoiled their faithful fans. With Joe Flacco under center and John Harbaugh wearing the head coach’s headset, the Ravens went to the playoffs five years in a row, the only team to accomplish that feat over that span....
  • Ravens center Gino Gradkowski still growing into Matt Birk's 'big shoes'

    Ravens center Gino Gradkowski still growing into Matt Birk's 'big shoes'
    The continuing education of Ravens center Gino Gradkowski has involved everything from grappling with massive Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to making critical, last-second line calls to adjusting blocking assignments. Ever since six-...
  • Ravens and Patriots back on collision course in high-stakes rivalry

    Ravens and Patriots back on collision course in high-stakes rivalry
    The Ravens and New England Patriots have been on a collision course since January, when the Ravens got revenge against their AFC rivals en route to the Super Bowl. The two teams might not have circled today on their calendars when the NFL released its...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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 seasonĀ and is on pace to...
  • 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...