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Matt Birk

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  • Four Ravens predictions sure to go wrong: Week 3

    Four Ravens predictions sure to go wrong: Week 3
    In this game-day staple, blogger Matt Vensel makes four sometimes-courageous predictions for the game. All he asks is that you don’t hold it against him whenever those predictions end up being embarrassingly wrong. The Ravens get a chance for...
  • As fullbacks become increasingly rare, Ravens' Vonta Leach stays relevant

    As fullbacks become increasingly rare, Ravens' Vonta Leach stays relevant
    When a noticeably slimmed-down Ray Lewis showed up at Ravens training camp in late July weighing less than he has since his rookie year in 1996, the linebacker had a simple explanation. Throughout his Hall of Fame career, Lewis had watched the power...
  • Kelechi Osemele should start for Ravens at left guard

    Kelechi Osemele should start for Ravens at left guard
    Ravens rookie offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele says the coaching staff has told him he would play a very substantial role this season. I agree. In fact, they should start him at left guard in the season opener Monday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The...
  • Ravens roughly $7.2 million under NFL salary cap

    Ravens roughly $7.2 million under NFL salary cap
    The Super Bowl champion Ravens aren't totally hamstrung by a relatively tight salary-cap situation. But there are some notable constraints on their spending. Under the rule of 51 that governs the offseason accounting for the salary cap, the Ravens are...
  • Ravens have a backup long snapper -- even if they're not saying who that is

    Prior to his release in 2011, running back Willis McGahee had another role with the Ravens. He backed up Morgan Cox as the team’s long snapper. Since then, however, the identity of the latest backup has been shrouded in mystery. Coach John Harbaugh...
  • Ravens begin minicamp without McKinnie, Birk

    Ravens begin minicamp without McKinnie, Birk
    The Ravens opened up their mandatory minicamp Tuesday afternoon without two starters from their offensive line. Offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and center Matt Birk were not on the rain-soaked practice field, though head coach John Harbaugh said their...
  • Ravens made right moves by signing veteran offensive linemen

    Ravens made right moves by signing veteran offensive linemen
    The Ravens are doing the right thing by signing veteran offensive linemen like guard Bobbie Williams and center Tony Wragge. Regardless of head coach John Harbaugh saying the left guard position is open, it really isn't because Williams is the starter....
  • Reed, Flacco absent from Day 2 of Ravens minicamp

    Reed, Flacco absent from Day 2 of Ravens minicamp
    Update 3:30 p.m.: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco hasn't been spotted 45 minutes into practice. There doesn't appear to be any reason for concern. His wife is scheduled to give birth on Saturday. Another day, another mandatory minicamp workout, and another...
  • Ray Lewis, Matt Birk placed on reserve-retired list

    Ray Lewis, Matt Birk placed on reserve-retired list
    The Ravens have officially placed inside linebacker Ray Lewis and center Matt Birk on the reserve-retired list. With Lewis, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and Birk, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, retiring, the Ravens have realized a...
  • Ed Reed continues to be no-show at Ravens minicamp

    Ed Reed continues to be no-show at Ravens minicamp
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was not at the final day of the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp today, but he has a pretty legit excuse. He and his wife, Dana, welcomed their first child into the world. Stephen Vincent Flacco is listed at eight...
  • Harbaugh updates injuries, looks forward to Reed's arrival

    Harbaugh updates injuries, looks forward to Reed's arrival
    After an unpredictable Ravens’ offseason that included a major injury to one of their best players, a slew or free agent exits and the threat of holdouts from two of their Pro Bowl performers, Ravens coach John Harbaugh greeted reporters Tuesday...
  • 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...