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Matt Birk

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  • The Ravens are suddenly young on the offensive line

    The Ravens are suddenly young on the offensive line
    Last summer, it looked as if the Ravens might enter the regular season with one of the oldest starting offensive lines in the NFL. Matt Birk, Bryant McKinnie and Bobbie Williams were all in their mid-thirties and expected to start. But as it turned out,...
  • The topics this offseason are endless for Ravens fans

    The topics this offseason are endless for Ravens fans
    Ravens Nation, you feel better about things, don't you? The great panic is officially over. Oh, it was rough there for a while, watching the Ravens clean house and get rid of the old guys and the locker-room lawyers and the over-valued players who...
  • Ravens re-sign left tackle Bryant McKinnie to two-year, $7 million deal

    Ravens re-sign left tackle Bryant McKinnie to two-year, $7 million deal
    Bolstering perhaps the greatest remaining need on their roster, the Ravens have agreed with left tackle Bryant McKinnie to a two-year contract that carries a maximum value of $7 million. The deal includes an undisclosed signing bonus, incentive clauses...
  • Even with McKinnie signing, Ravens still trending much younger

    Even with McKinnie signing, Ravens still trending much younger
    The Ravens decision to re-sign Bryant McKinnie reverses an offseason trend that has seen the roster get younger at several key positions. Before agreeing to a two-year deal with the 33-year-old left tackle, the Ravens were without eight of their nine...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Ravens are sitting pretty after spring workouts

    The Ravens are sitting pretty after spring workouts
    After last week’s three-day mandatory minicamp, Ravens players and coaches have gone their separate ways. I’m sure the coaches have carved out some downtime for themselves -- their idea of downtime is watching tape next to a swimming pool...
  • Ravens' salary cap update: $6.049 million available

    Ravens' salary cap update: $6.049 million available
    Now that the Ravens have concluded the majority of their offseason business and minicamps, they are $6.049 million under the NFL salary cap limit of $123 million. The Ravens gained $3 million in salary cap space when they terminated Pro Bowl fullback...
  • Leach's exit continues veteran exodus, spurs more questions

    Leach's exit continues veteran exodus, spurs more questions
    As you come to grips to life without Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach, consider the following statement: Before this offseason, no NFL team had lost more than five Super Bowl starters from its roster before the following season. As the Ravens start their...
  • Birk eager to serve as a mentor to Gradkowski

    Birk eager to serve as a mentor to Gradkowski
    When the Ravens selected Gino Gradkowski, an interior lineman from Delaware, in last month’s NFL draft, their intention was to groom him to eventually become the successor to Matt Birk. Gradkowski, a fourth-round pick, has said that he is eager to...