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Matt Birk

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  • Pre-snap read: Ravens v. Chiefs

    Pre-snap read: Ravens v. Chiefs
    We’re eight days removed from the Ravens’ first preseason game, a sloppy 13-6 loss to the Eagles. The Ravens immediately addressed one issue the following day with the trade for wide receiver Lee Evans, but plenty of questions still remain...
  • Ravens notebook: Cousins to stay at right guard

    Ravens notebook: Cousins to stay at right guard
    For now, the Ravens plan to keep Oniel Cousins at right guard. Coach John Harbaugh confirmed that moving forward, Cousins, a converted offensive tackle, will remain at right guard, which likely means rookie Jah Reid will continue to start at right...
  • Ravens notebook: Foxworth's knee improving

    Ravens notebook: Foxworth's knee improving
    Domonique Foxworth worked with the Ravens' starting defense for the first time in a couple of weeks, a sign that his surgically repaired knee is improving. Foxworth, who started every game in 2009, missed last season when he tore the anterior cruciate...
  • Some starters will play three quarters vs. Redskins

    The Ravens starters will play into the third quarter and could possibly play the entire period against the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday night, coach John Harbaugh said. "We'll see," he said after Tuesday's practice at the team's...
  • Ravens sign talented but troubled lineman McKinnie

    Ravens sign talented but troubled lineman McKinnie
    The Ravens took their biggest gamble of free agency when they reached an agreement with talented but troubled offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie on Tuesday. An eight-year starter for the Minnesota Vikings, McKinnie agreed to a two-year contract with a...
  • ESPN ranks 10 Ravens in its list of the NFL's top 200 players

    ESPN ranks 10 Ravens in its list of the NFL's top 200 players
    Man, I miss the dark days of the lockout when there was no football to blog about. Instead, I wrote about people criticizing Joe Flacco, Chad Ochocinco’s offseason antics and meaningless offseason lists and rankings. Now we have preseason games,...
  • Seven Points: Baltimore Ravens 34, Washington Redskins 31

    Seven Points: Baltimore Ravens 34, Washington Redskins 31
    Thanks to three touchdown drives by the first-team offense and a last-minute drive led by Tyrod Taylor, the Ravens overcame a 14-point first-quarter deficit to win their alleged preseason rivalry game against the Redskins, 34-31. Here is what is on my...
  • Ravens expect McKinnie to make immediate impact

    Ravens expect McKinnie to make immediate impact
    The Ravens list offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie as weighing 345 pounds. Don't believe it. "Right now, I am probably like 370, I guess," the 6-foot-8 left tackle said Saturday prior to his first practice with the team since agreeing to a two-year deal...
  • Ravens notebook: Birk plans to play in opener vs. Steelers

    Ravens notebook: Birk plans to play in opener vs. Steelers
    Ravens center Matt Birk expects to start against the Pittsburgh Steelers, barring any setbacks. Birk had surgery on his left knee Aug. 3, which has sidelined him for the first three preseason games. The six-time Pro Bowl player returned to practice...
  • Should the offensive line play in the Ravens' preseason finale?

    Should the offensive line play in the Ravens' preseason finale?
    As the Ravens head into Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Falcons, it is unclear how much the team’s first-string offense, specifically the reconfigured line, will play. John Harbaugh and two of his offensive coaches, Cam Cameron...
  • Five things to watch when the Ravens play the Falcons

    Five things to watch when the Ravens play the Falcons
    POSITION: Cornerback. The Ravens have rotated starters throughout the preseason, but Cary Williams and rookie first-round pick Jimmy Smith have been the most impressive. Domonique Foxworth has struggled since coming back from major knee surgery, and Chris...
  • Pre-snap read: Ravens-Falcons

    Pre-snap read: Ravens-Falcons
    Based on the comments of Ravens fans in our live game chat last week, the team went from bums to sure-fire Super Bowl champs and back to bums again during the course of their 34-31 preseason win over the Redskins. The slow start would have been concerning...