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Matt Birk

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  • John Harbaugh stays the course after Super Bowl victory

    John Harbaugh stays the course after Super Bowl victory
    Since the Ravens hired John Harbaugh as their head coach five years ago, the AFC North franchise has won a Super Bowl and made five consecutive playoff appearances. During that span, Harbaugh has compiled a 67.7 winning percentage with an overall record...
  • Joe Flacco, Ravens confident in Gino Gradkowski

    Joe Flacco, Ravens confident in Gino Gradkowski
    Besides trading wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers, the Ravens' other big adjustment on offense is the retirement of six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk. Birk provided a sturdy, skilled presence anchoring the offensive line. He played...
  • Ravens rookie fullback may be reminded frequently about his Harvard roots

    Let's get the last name out of the way first. It's Juszczyk. Somehow, from that lonely vowel and thicket of consonants, comes a pronunciation of YOOZ-check. Don't feel bad if you don't say it right the first time. No one ever does. No, check that. One...
  • 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...
  • John Harbaugh says he's excited about state of Ravens roster

    John Harbaugh says he's excited about state of Ravens roster
    Ever since a dramatic Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, it's been a significant roster overhaul for the Ravens. To recap: Inside linebacker Ray Lewis and center Matt Birk retired. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin was traded to the 49ers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Let the Bryant McKinnie soap opera begin

    Let the Bryant McKinnie soap opera begin
    OK, so now that the Ravens have re-signed left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie to a two-year contract, the real drama begins. We're starting the official McKinnie Watch here. When will he report to training camp? How much will he weigh? When will...
  • 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,...