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Matt Birk

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  • Matt Birk on same-sex marriage becoming legal in Maryland: 'We live in a democracy'

    Matt Birk on same-sex marriage becoming legal in Maryland: 'We live in a democracy'
    Pro Bowl center Matt Birk and Pro Bowl special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo were polar opposites on one of this election year's most politically charged debates. While Ayanbadejo stumped passionately for same-sex marriage, which became legal Tuesday with...
  • Ravens rest up for postseason in loss to Bengals

    Ravens rest up for postseason in loss to Bengals
    The Ravens’ starters that did suit up for Sunday’s regular-season finale, began heading to the sidelines about midway through the first quarter. Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice went first, pulling on a winter cap and a black jacket. Quarterback...
  • Ed Reed agrees to a deal with the Houston Texans

    Ed Reed agrees to a deal with the Houston Texans
    For so long, they had been the two faces of one of the league’s most dominant defenses, Ray Lewis the punishing tackler and Ed Reed the unrelenting ball hawk. Now, they are both gone and the mass exodus from the Ravens defense continues. About...
  • 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...
  • Though Ravens' starters appear set, there are offensive line spots still up for grabs

    Though Ravens' starters appear set, there are offensive line spots still up for grabs
    As you read about the various training camp competitions over the next 10 days, you probably won’t see much written about the offensive line. That’s because barring injuries, the starters appear to be set. Bryant McKinnie, who re-signed...
  • Ravens' remade roster features significant youth movement

    Ravens' remade roster features significant youth movement
    Months before they would lift the Lombardi Trophy into the confetti-filled air, the Ravens' top decision makers started to have regular discussions about the future of the organization and the potentially wide-scale changes it would face following the...
  • Ravens centers Gradkowski and Shipley engaged in 'a great battle'

    Ravens centers Gradkowski and Shipley engaged in 'a great battle'
    Early last year, an unknown 412 number popped up on the screen of A.Q. Shipley's cell phone. On the line was a fellow Pittsburgh native with the accent to prove it and an offensive lineman who was gearing up for the 2012 NFL draft. Shipley, who was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ravens' salary-cap update: $6.2 million available once Vonta Leach is cut or traded

    Ravens' salary-cap update: $6.2 million available once Vonta Leach is cut or traded
    The pending departure of Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach from the Ravens' roster via trade or release will create an additional $3 million in salary-cap space that will bring the Super Bowl champions $6.2 million under the NFL salary cap of $123 million....