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Matt Birk

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  • Ravens begin minicamp without McKinnie, Birk

    Ravens begin minicamp without McKinnie, Birk
    The Ravens opened up their mandatory minicamp Tuesday afternoon without two starters from their offensive line. Offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and center Matt Birk were not on the rain-soaked practice field, though head coach John Harbaugh said their...
  • 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...
  • ESPN's Matt Williamson on the Ravens defense: 'I don't think they're elite'

    ESPN's Matt Williamson on the Ravens defense: 'I don't think they're elite'
    On Thursday, I blogged about a conversation I had with ESPN’s Matt Williamson, a former NFL scout, about Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense. He said the Ravens are a “smidge” behind the Steelers in the AFC North because Pittsburgh has...
  • Coffee Companion -- 7/5: O's lose, turn to another Atkins

    Coffee Companion -- 7/5: O's lose, turn to another Atkins
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.  Running it back: Chris...
  • Game 6: Ravens cave in fourth quarter as Patriots win 23-20 in OT

    Game 6: Ravens cave in fourth quarter as Patriots win 23-20 in OT
    The Ravens were one quarter away from celebrating another impressive road victory, whipping Tom Brady in his house again and putting a stranglehold on the AFC. But the biggest fourth-quarter collapse of the John Harbaugh era led to the biggest kick in...
  • Mike Preston's report card: Patriots 23, Ravens 20, OT

    Mike Preston's report card: Patriots 23, Ravens 20, OT
    Quarterback: B- Joe Flacco had impressive numbers and actually threw well through the first three quarters. He still doesn't step up in the pocket, but he played well enough to win. The best defense he faced Sunday were the restraints put on him by his...