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The Baltimore SunAs Matt Birk spent the past couple of weeks pondering his football future, his mind kept drifting back to the immediate aftermath of the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers nearly three weeks ago. For about 30 minutes...
Tags: Ray Rice, Matt Birk, Super Bowl, John Harbaugh, Michael Oher
The Baltimore Sun(UPDATE: Birk officially announced his retirement Friday morning. Here's the full story.) Ravens six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk will announce his retirement from the NFL later this morning, according to a source with knowledge of his plans. Birk,...
Tags: Ray Lewis, Matt Birk, Super Bowl, Baltimore Ravens, NFL Pro Bowl
The Baltimore SunIn addition to the Ravens on the field for Super Bowl XLVII, Baltimore viewers are going to see some familiar faces on the NFL Network's coverage leading up to the game. Starting Jan. 28 through gameday Feb. 3, the channel will offer 140 hours of game-...
The Baltimore SunVeteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin has been named the Ravens' Walter Payton Man of the Year, recognizing him for his charitable efforts and play on the field. Boldin is one of 32 NFL nominees for the national Walter Payton award, which is voted on by...
Bernard Pollard never gets tired of watching Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin punish defensive backs with stiff-arms violent enough to cause whiplash. Unusually powerful and intimidating for a skill position player, Boldin delivered a devastating...
The Baltimore SunAlthough many Johnny Unitas plays are seared in Baltimore's collective memory, the NFL is betting folks might want a refresher. The organization has introduced a collectible it's calling the Keepr. People plug it into their computer and can revel in...
Fourteen years ago on the outskirts of Ann Arbor, Mich., an 8-year old boy learned to be a football player. In the blistering heat of summer, the boy climbed and descended the concrete steps of Eastern Michigan's Rynearson Stadium, past empty bleachers as...
Matt Birk's goals at first were simple. There was no thought of having a long and productive NFL career. He had no visions of making Pro Bowl teams or annually competing for championships. As a sixth-round pick out of Harvard, Birk was consumed by the...
Tags: Matt Stover, Jason Brown, Matt Birk, Super Bowl, Cam Cameron
Ravens veteran center Matt Birk was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday night, recognition for his consistent play on the field and his commitment to community endeavors. Birk is the first Ravens player to win the award, given...
The Baltimore SunWhat's purple, white and can hang on your tree's blind side? It's a Michael Oher-nament! Hallmark has just released a sneak preview of it's 2012 Keepsake Ornaments -- and the Ravens offensive tackle has made the cut. It's a first time a Raven has...
If Ravens center Matt Birk has decided to retire, he hasn’t announced it yet. Birk has, however, decided to go zip-lining with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Birk, a candidate for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, is in Indianapolis for...
The Baltimore SunAs the Ravens await word on whether free agent left guard Evan Mathis will accept their multi-year offer, they addressed one spot on their offensive line Friday, agreeing in principle to a three-year deal with veteran center Matt Birk that is pending a...
Tags: Ray Rice, Ed Reed, Super Bowl, Bernard Pollard, Houston Texans
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