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Matt Birk

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  • 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...
  • Suggs has successful surgery; 2012 availability still in doubt

    Suggs has successful surgery; 2012 availability still in doubt
    Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, underwent successful surgery on his torn Achilles tendon Tuesday afternoon, but his availability for the 2012 season remains a significant question mark. The...
  • Ravens offseason primer -- offensive tackles

    Ravens offseason primer -- offensive tackles
    The NFL offseason heats up on Tuesday when the free agency period begins and the NFL draft will take place next month. In anticipation of those events, blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will look at six key positions the Ravens might address in free agency...
  • Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend, himself

    Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend -- the mother of his 3-month old daughter -- multiple times Saturday morning, drove about five miles from their home to the team's practice facility near Arrowhead Stadium and killed...
  • Troubling trend for the Ravens? Not calling on Ray Rice

    Troubling trend for the Ravens? Not calling on Ray Rice
    Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was trying not to point any fingers when he was asked about the lack of touches for running back Ray Rice in the Ravens 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I don't know how many touches," said Harbaugh in a sharp...
  • Film study: Ravens vs. Redskins

    Film study: Ravens vs. Redskins
    Steelers 23, Ravens 20 Strategy: The Ravens aggressively tried to strike deep, but were largely inefficient. Wide receiver Torrey Smith was targeted eight times, but only generated three catches for 31 yards. They wavered between a smash-mouth...
  • Pittsburgh native Gradkowski thrilled to be in Baltimore

    Pittsburgh native Gradkowski thrilled to be in Baltimore
    Gino Gradkowski grew up following his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, but after the rival Ravens took him early in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL draft, the Delaware interior lineman couldn’t have sounded more pumped about joining the Ravens in a...
  • Rushing attack works for Ravens in loss to Redskins

    Rushing attack works for Ravens in loss to Redskins
    Ray Rice had just topped 100 rushing yards in a game for the first time since early October, but the frustration showed on his face. As the Ravens packed their bags before making the short drive back to Baltimore, he couldn't help but feel as if they...
  • Thousands gather at harbor to send Ravens off to Super Bowl

    Thousands gather at harbor to send Ravens off to Super Bowl
    Ray Lewis took the microphone and said one word three times: "Baltimore." Staring out at thousands of people crowding the Harborplace Amphitheater, most of them holding cell phones or cameras aloft to capture the moment, the second player ever drafted by...
  • How they are grading the 2012 Ravens' draft class

    How they are grading the 2012 Ravens' draft class
    We gave you our early grades on the 2012 Ravens draft class on Sunday. Now here is a look at how a handful of national draft analysts have graded what G.M. Ozzie Newsome and Co. did over the weekend. Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN: Solid B. “The Ravens had...
  • Terrell Suggs says he is taking his return to the field 'day-by-day'

    Terrell Suggs says he is taking his return to the field  'day-by-day'
    Terrell Suggs' vow since tearing his right Achilles in late April was that he would run out of the tunnel and play meaningful football during the 2012 season. Suggs was always non-committal when that would be and that remained the case Thursday in his...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens loss and Broncos win

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens loss and Broncos win
    Ravens 28, Redskins 31 Strategy: In his last day on the job before being fired Monday morning after five years in Baltimore, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron called one of his more effective games even though mounting behind-the-scenes discord...