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Ex-Ravens center Matt Birk named NFL director of football development
Ex-Ravens center Matt Birk named NFL director of football development

Retired former Ravens center Matt Birk is staying involved with the NFL. The six-time Pro Bowl center and former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year was named the league's director of football development today. Birk spent this past year working as an appeals officer for the NFL and NFL Players Association after retiring in 2012 following the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Now the former Ravens and Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman will be involved in development of the game and administration of game-day operations. Birk also will work with the NFL scouting combine and regional scouting combines as well as the Senior Bowl and East-West...

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