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NFL | Matt Birk earns new position

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:21:06 -0700

The NFL will name former Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk as its director of football development. Birk will work with players, coaches, and front office execs.

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Ravens | Two players placed on Retired list

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:06:17 -0800

The Baltimore Ravens have placed C Matt Birk and LB Ray Lewis on the Reserve/Retired list.

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Ravens | Matt Birk retires

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:15:57 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk has retired. He played 15 seasons in the league and was a six-time Pro Bowler. His retirement saves the Ravens $2.05 million against the salary cap.

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Ravens | Might not want Matt Birk back

Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:20:46 -0800

The Baltimore Ravens need to create space under the salary cap, and more can be created if C Matt Birk, who is set to earn $2.75 million), elects to retire or is released.

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Ravens | Matt Birk undecided on future

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:20:04 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk has yet to decide if he will retire this offseason.

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Ravens | Could open cap space if Matt Birk leaves

Sat, 02 Feb 2013 10:55:55 -0800

The Baltimore Ravens would gain $2.05 million in salary cap space if C Matt Birk retires or is released this offseason.

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Ravens | Matt Birk willing to be donor

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:37:30 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk said he's willing to donate his brain post-mortem for research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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Ravens | Matt Birk focused on Super Bowl

Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:09:42 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk has not decided whether or not he'll retire after Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 3. He said all of his attention is focused on the big game. "I don't think like that, you know," Birk said. "I'm just trying to live in the moment. That's just kind of my mindset. I don't think about the future, if this could be it. It drives my wife nuts, but that's not how I operate." Birk is under contract through the 2014 season.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco does little in loss

Sun, 21 Oct 2012 18:21:02 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco completed just 21 of his 43 pass attempts for 147 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Week 7 loss against the Houston Texans. He also carried twice for seven yards, and he fumbled once, although that one was recovered by C Matt Birk.

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Ravens | Matt Birk plays 200th career game

Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:42:13 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk played in his 200th career game in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Ravens | Two probable for Week 2

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:09:26 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (thigh) and S Ed Reed (thigh) both fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and are probable for the team's Week 2 game.

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Ravens | Two limited in practice

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:09:41 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (thigh) and S Ed Reed (thigh) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.

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Ravens | Matt Birk practicing

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:05:01 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (thigh) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 13, and expects to play Week 2.

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Ravens | Four miss practice

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:58:41 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (thigh), LB Paul Kruger (back), OT Jah Reid (leg) and DE Pernell McPhee (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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Ravens | Too old to win?

Sat, 01 Sep 2012 06:54:37 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens are third in terms of having the oldest starters in the NFL. They have the oldest starting offense in the NFL, with an average age of 28.7 years old. Baltimore starts five players on offense who are 30 years or older: FB Vonta Leach (30), OT Bryant McKinnie (32), C Matt Birk (36), OG Bobbie Williams (35) and WR Anquan Boldin (31).

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Ravens | Trio might see work at C in preseason opener

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 19:23:34 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Gino Gradkowski is listed as the backup to C Matt Birk (back), and he might start in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9, against the Atlanta Falcons. OLs Tony Wragge and Justin Boren might also see time at center in the game.

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Ravens | Matt Birk expected to miss preseason opener

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 19:22:30 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (back) missed his fifth straight practice Saturday, Aug. 4, and head coach John Harbaugh essentially ruled him out for the preseason opener Aug. 9 against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Ravens | Matt Birk missed practice

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 22:26:28 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (back) missed his fifth consecutive day of practice Friday, Aug. 3, due to back spasms. "I'm going to probably slow him down a little bit more," head coach John Harbaugh said. "We'll probably get him back next week after the game."

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Ravens | Matt Birk optimistic

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:38:26 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (legs) said Tuesday, July 24, that he feels optimistic that his legs won't be a hindrance for him during the upcoming season. Birk had surgery to repair varicose veins in his legs during the offseason. Birk was among a limited group of players to practice Tuesday.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco receives unfair criticism

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 07:32:01 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk said QB Joe Flacco does not receive the benefit of the doubt from fans and media. "Certain guys don't get the benefit of the doubt," Birk said. "He's shown in big spots that he's come through most of the time and he can play. Our gameplan isn't designed to have Joe Flacco throw 450 yards a every game to help us win. That's not our style of football. I guess that's not the cool, hip way to play football in the NFL these days."

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Ravens | Could OL be a concern?

Sat, 07 Jul 2012 07:09:44 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens could enter the upcoming season with one of the NFL's oldest offensive lines. OT Bryant McKinnie turns 33 in September; OG Bobbie Williams turns 36 in September; C Matt Birk will turn 36 in July; OG Marshal Yanda turns 28 in September; OT Michael Oher is 26, giving the team a combined age of 159.

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Ravens | Matt Birk held out of minicamp

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:19:16 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (legs) was held out of minicamp practice Tuesday, June 12. Birk had surgery to have varicose veins fixed in his legs, something that has been on his plans since the end of last season.

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Ravens | Financials for Matt Birk

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:21:05 -0700

The three-year contract for Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk is worth $8.52 million and includes a $2.1 million signing bonus, according to a league source. He is due base salaries of $925,000 in 2012, $2.75 million in 2013, and $2.75 million in 2014. His salary-cap figures are $1.625 million, $3.45 million and $3.45 million.

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Ravens | Matt Birk agrees to terms

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:11:20 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with free-agent C Matt Birk (Ravens) on a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Ravens | Close to deal with Matt Birk

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:44:18 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens are close to re-signing free-agent C Matt Birk.

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Ravens | Talking with Matt Birk's agent

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:58:29 -0700

Free-agent C Matt Birk's (Ravens) agent, Joe Linta, met with the Baltimore Ravens and said the two sides had a good talk. Linta noted they are fielding calls from other teams, but Birk would love to remain with the Ravens. "We won't look elsewhere unless we can't make it work with the Ravens," Linta said.

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Ravens | Will talk with Matt Birk about new deal

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:18:24 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens will meet with free-agent C Matt Birk's agent, Joe Linta, later this week to discuss a new contract for him.

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Ravens | Will look to add C even if Matt Birk returns

Sat, 03 Mar 2012 08:18:05 -0800

The Baltimore Ravens likely will look to add a more physical center this offseason even if they re-sign impending free-agent C Matt Birk.

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Ravens | Want Ben Grubbs and Matt Birk to return

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:01:18 -0800

The Baltimore Ravens offensive line could take some major hits during the offseason as free-agents G Ben Grubbs and C Matt Birk could both depart on the free-agent market. Head coach John Harbaugh would like both Grubbs and Birk to return in 2012, which could allow the entire Baltimore offensive line to remain intact from last year.

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Ravens | Matt Birk not expected to retire

Sat, 25 Feb 2012 19:30:20 -0800

The agent for Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk said Saturday, Feb. 25, that his client intends to continue his NFL career in 2012. Birk contemplated retirement, but has now decided to return.

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Ravens | OL high draft priority

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:53:35 -0800

The Baltimore Ravens are expected to address their offensive line in the NFL Draft. The Ravens could lose impending free-agent C Matt Birk to retirement and there's a strong possibility they'll lose impending free-agent OG Ben Grubbs via free agency.

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Ravens | May not be interested in Matt Birk if he wants to return

Mon, 20 Feb 2012 11:29:51 -0800

The Baltimore Ravens may not be interested in re-signing impending free-agent C Matt Birk if he decides he wants to play next season.

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Ravens | Matt Birk named Walter Payton Man of the Year

Sat, 04 Feb 2012 17:41:22 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award Saturday, Feb. 4. "I am honored and truly humbled to be named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year," Birk said. "This award is not about the recipient, but rather a celebration of the decades-long tradition of NFL players using their unique platform to touch lives and make a positive and lasting impact in the communities in which they work and live."

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Ravens | Matt Birk to take a few weeks to decide on future

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:42:42 -0800

Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent C Matt Birk said he will take around two weeks to determine whether he will continue his playing career or decide to retire. He said he would like to re-sign with Ravens if he decides to continue playing.

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Ravens | Matt Birk refutes retirement report

Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:56:31 -0800

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk refuted a report that he would retire after the season. "I don't know. It could be 100 percent true or it could be zero percent true, and there's probably no in-between," Birk said. "No, I haven't made that decision yet, and I don't know Charlie Casserly. I mean, I know who he is, but he didn't talk to me, and that's all I can say." Casserly reported the Birk retirement story earlier in the day.

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Ravens | Matt Birk expected to retire

Sun, 15 Jan 2012 10:38:36 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk is expected to retire after the season.

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Ravens | Four players probable for Week 14

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:02:27 -0800

Baltimore Ravens RB Anthony Allen (thigh), C Matt Birk (shoulder), OG Ben Grubbs (toe) and CB Jimmy Smith (thigh) are listed as probable for Week 14. Birk and Smith were limited during practice Friday, Dec. 9, while Allen and Grubbs fully participated in practice.

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Ravens | Four miss practice

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 14:39:24 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (shoulder), CB Chris Carr (back), PK Billy Cundiff (calf) and LB Ray Lewis (foot) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Ravens | Four players miss practice

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 14:32:06 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (shoulder), OG Ben Grubbs (toe), LB Ray Lewis (foot) and CB Chris Carr (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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Ravens | Matt Birk nursing shoulder sprain

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 18:37:36 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (shoulder) left the Week 13 game briefly due to a sprained right shoulder, although he able to return after a brief stay on the sidelines. "It will be all right," Birk said Monday, Dec. 5. "Luckily, I don't have too many muscles. It's not that serious."

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Ravens | Matt Birk leaves briefly due to injury

Sun, 04 Dec 2011 17:50:36 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (shoulder) left the Week 13 game against the Cleveland Browns due to a shoulder injury, but he was able to return later. That was the only new injury reported by the team.

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Ravens | Four probable

Fri, 11 Nov 2011 13:59:29 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (neck), S Ed Reed (shoulder), LB Terrell Suggs (knee) and TE Kris Wilson (calf) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 11, and are probable for Week 10.

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Ravens | Matt Birk practices

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 16:04:30 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (neck) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 10.

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Ravens | Matt Birk does not practice

Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:24:51 -0800

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (neck) was unable to practice Wednesday, Nov. 9.

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Ravens | Three probable

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:35:23 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (neck), CB Danny Gorrer (thigh) and DL Haloti Ngata (thigh) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 4, and are listed as probable for Week 9.

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Ravens | Six limited

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:33:27 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Anthony Allen (thigh), C Matt Birk (neck), CB Chykie Brown (knee), CB Danny Gorrer (thigh), OG Ben Grubbs (toe) and WR David Reed (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

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Ravens | Four limited during practice

Wed, 02 Nov 2011 13:52:42 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Anthony Allen (thigh), C Matt Birk (neck), OG Ben Grubbs (toe) and CB Danny Gorrer (thigh) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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Ravens | Two probable

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:55:24 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (knee) and DL Cory Redding (toe) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 30, and are probable for Week 4.

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Ravens | Two practice

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:41:58 -0700

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (knee) and DL Cory Redding (toe) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 29.

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Ravens | Seven players sit out practice

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:27:57 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR David Reed (shoulder), C Matt Birk (knee), OG Ben Grubbs (toe), DE Cory Redding (toe), LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (ankle) and SS Haruki Nakamura (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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