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Matt Birk will not have a retirement special on ESPN and the local stations in Baltimore are not looking to feature him in a long drama. Clearly, in his brief four-year stint with the Baltimore Ravens, Birk will be remembered as one of the greatest Ravens of all-time by the organization, and after 15 seasons of playing on a high level in the NFL, Birk walked from the game he loves Friday, as a champion.
“We were all so fortunate to have Matt Birk as a Raven – the team, everyone in our building, the community,” said Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh. “It was a privilege to coach him and an honor to have him as a friend. We are better people for being around Matt, blessed in fact. Young players could watch Matt and know that was how to be an NFL professional.
“He took notes like a rookie, he owned the weight room, and we would have to push him to take some plays off in practice,” he continued. “There are reasons he played at such a high level for 15 years. We will miss having him here ...
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Matt Birk is deciding to go out on top.
Birk, a 36-year-old Baltimore Ravens center who played his first 11 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, won his first Super Bowl a few weeks ago and announced his retirement Friday, according to the Ravens' website.
Birk, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, played for 15 seasons after Minnesota drafted him in the sixth round out of Harvard...
getty images Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. A field of 43 cars will look to claim the victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener. The race is 200 laps, 500 miles around Daytona’s 2.5 mile track.
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It was long expected...but it's always a shock when it happens. Friday it happened. Matt Birk is done after 15 years. Ravens backup center Gino Gradkowski is next man up.
Just the day before, Birk decided that after 15 years in the league that he was going to retire. But it still wasn’t easy for the 36-year-old veteran to walk away.
After 15 years in the NFL, Baltimore Ravens’ center Matt Birk announced his decision to retire. Birk made the announcement today, which is just 19 days after he and the Ravens defeated the 49ers in the Super Bowl.
The center’s 15-year career started when the Vikings took him with the 173rd (6th round) pick of the 1998 NFL draft. The center out of Harvard was selected to six...
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed is working the Red Carpet at the Oscars for NFL Network. It looks like the Super Bowl Champion and All-Pro is having a great time with it.
Well this got us thinking … Cooler trophy: Oscar or Lombardi? #oscars twitter.com/NFL_ATL/status…
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Ed Reed on the carpet. #oscars twitter.com/NFL_ATL/status…...
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Ray Lewis has reportedly been named the honorary starter at the Daytona 500 and will wave the green flag to kick things off.
According to the National Football Post, there are some rumors that Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh may soon receive a big pay raise after leading his team to their second Super Bowl title in franchise history.
There are rumblings that the Ravens are in negotiations to give Super Bowl winning coach John Harbaugh a significant raise.
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Ed Reed has hit the Oscars red carpet to do a bit of schmoozing with the stars, as well as conduct interviews for the Rich Eisen Podcast on NFL.com.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco’s agent Joe Linta will meet today to kick off their contract negotiations. The hope is to get a deal done by March 4th, which the is the deadline for teams to use their franchise tag.
Joe Flacco’s agent Joe Linta and Ravens are scheduled to meet today regarding a new contract. Both sides want this deal...
Ravens WR Jacoby Jones had himself one helluva terrific Super Bowl, setting the record for longest touchdown in Super Bowl history with his electric 108-yard kickoff return to start the second half. This was on top of the 56-yard touchdown pass he hauled in from QB Joe Flacco, who ended up being named Super Bowl MVP when it rightfully probably should have gone to Jones for his 290...
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What is the difference between the NFL and fantasy football? You can win a Super Bowl with Joe Flacco. You can’t win your fantasy league with him though. Now that you understand the difference, here is a tidbit of info on him. Flacco has never...
Jacoby Jones, the wide receiver and return man for the Baltimore Ravens, is going to have a chance to join some pretty rare company. If all goes well for him he will something in common with Emmit Smith, Hines Ward, and Donald Driver in the near future.
He could even do something that the great Jerry Rice was not able to accomplish or that Michael Irvin failed at doing.
During a commercial break of the 2013 Oscars, it was revealed that Baltimore Ravens wide receiver and Super Bowl XLVII champion Jacoby Jones will show off his fancy footwork in the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars.
The remainder of the cast will be announced on Tuesday’s Good Morning America and season 16 will debut on March 18.
Jones joins the likes of 10 other star NFL...
After helping the Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl 47 with one of the greatest kickoff returns in league history, Jacoby Jones wanted one thing when he appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show two days later.
Jones told Kimmel he wanted to be a contestant on Dancing With The Stars. Pro Football Talk is reporting that the guy with some of the best touchdown dances in the NFL will get...