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Matt Birk

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  • Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco audibly gaining authority

    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco audibly gaining authority
    In one of the biggest moments of his NFL career, Joe Flacco started counting. There were six San Francisco 49ers defenders breathing on the Ravens offensive line. All-Pro pass rusher Aldon Smith walked in from the slot to join them. The strong safety,...
  • Gradkowski, Ihedigbo named starters by Harbaugh

    Gradkowski, Ihedigbo named starters by Harbaugh
    Gino Gradkowski has been named the Ravens starting center, according to coach John Harbaugh. Gradkowski was competing with A.Q. Shipley, a former Indianapolis Colts starter, for the job. Gradkowski was groomed last season as the successor to six-time...
  • Gradkowski, Ihedigbo determined to prove themselves as starters, Shipley, Elam staying ready

    Gradkowski, Ihedigbo determined to prove themselves as starters, Shipley, Elam staying ready
    Now that Gino Gradkowski has been named the Ravens' starting center as the successor to retired six-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Birk, he says the work is just beginning. The Ravens open the NFL season Thursday hight against the Denver Broncos. "It'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former Raven Matt Birk approved as NFL appeals officer

    Former Raven Matt Birk approved as NFL appeals officer
    Retired Ravens center Matt Birk is joining the NFL as an appeals officer on player discipline, replacing former NFL coach Art Shell. Birk confirmed the appointment in a text message to The Baltimore Sun. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Birk retired...
  • Ravens training camp highlights: Aug. 6

    Ravens training camp highlights: Aug. 6
    SETTING THE SCENE: Tuesday's outdoor practice started at 2:30 p.m. and ended at 4:35 p.m. Temperatures were in the high 60s and a light mist dampened the practice fields. With the preseason opener looming Thursday night, players were in shells for the...
  • 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....