Found February 25, 2012 on The Purple Chaos:
Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk plans to return for the 2012 season after strongly considering retirement, according to his agent, Joe Linta. Birk, 35, decided to comeback for a 14th NFL season after weighing his options following the Ravens’ 23-20 defeat to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. “Matt feels great,” agent [...]

Agent: Matt Birk not retiring

INDIANAPOLIS -- Baltimore Ravens six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk intends to continue his NFL career, according to his agent, Joe Linta. Birk, 35, contemplated retirement, but has now decided to return.

Birk wants to return not retire

Veteran center's agent began contract talk with Ravens todayCenter Matt Birk , who was strongly considering retirement following the end of his 14 th season, is interested in returning to the Ravens for the 2012 campaign.

S Ed Reed looks to return to the Baltimore Ravens in 2012

The Baltimore Ravens fell just short of reaching this year’s Super Bowl but one key piece of their defense is expecting to return to the roster in 2012. S Ed Reed is preparing as if he is going to return to the Baltimore Ravens in 2012. According to Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome, “He met with John and he told John that he’s going to get himself prepared...

Grubbs still a possibility; Reed to return

The Combine is underway and news is quickly. According to the team’s Web site, John Harbaugh said the Ravens are negotiating with offensive guard Ben Grubbs and offering a lot of money. Grubbs, a Pro Bowler, missed six games with a turf toe injury and the difference in the line showed up. The original school of thought was Grubbs wouldn’t return because of right guard Marshal...

John Harbaugh: We’re offering Ben Grubbs a lot of money

Ravens coach John Harbaugh went on the radio Thursday to discuss the futures of a couple of the team’s big free agents. Harbaugh told Jerry Coleman of 105.7 The Fan, in an interview transcribed by the Ravens website, that said that the team feels Ben Grubbs and Marshal Yanda given them a duo of guards…

Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome, former star TE, raves about Rob Gronkowski’s season

Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is lauded now for his personnel acumen, but before all this, he was a record-setting tight end at Alabama and with the Browns. So, of course the Hall of Famer is a perfect person to ask about the insane season that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski had. When the topic of Gronkowski’s 90-catch, 1,327-yard, 17 TD season was broached, Newsome smiled broadly. “Well...

Ravens, Flacco's agent break ice on contract talks

Linta says Ravens made it clear that Flacco is their franchise quarterbackJoe Linta , the agent for Joe Flacco , was pleased with the first day of talks with team officials about a potential extension for the quarterback who is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Harbaugh doesn't expect Rice to hold out, says Ravens are preparing offer for Grubbs

Ravens coach spoke to 105.7 The Fan from IndianapolisOur Ravens beat writer, Jeff Zrebiec, is currently scurrying around Indianapolis trying to figure out who the team might be looking to draft. He’ll catch up with Ravens officials soon – general manager Ozzie Newsome is speaking to reporters today – but in the meantime, head coach John Harbaugh talked with Jerry Coleman of...

NFL Combine: Day Two Ravens Review

There is plenty of news from the Baltimore Ravens coming from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis -- FOXSportsNext recaps it for you inside.

Newsome, Harbaugh discuss Reed, Grubbs, injuries at combine

Reed will return, team will make big run at keeping Grubbs, Smith and Williams have surgeryI'll expand on this more later, but I just wanted to run down some of the highlights after Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh spoke with the media today at the combines.

Reed tells Ravens that he's returning for 11th NFL season

Harbaugh: 'He told us that he was looking forward to it'Any concern that the Ravens’ Ed Reed might follow Ricky Williams’ lead and retire ended recently when the perennial Pro Bowl safety spoke with coach John Harbaugh and confirmed that he plans to return for an 11 th NFL season.

Uncertainty with Kindle further complicates Ravens' linebacker picture

Ravens have five free-agent linebackers, including McClain, JohnsonSergio Kindle’s status and ability continue to be sources of curiosity from fans, but Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said yesterday that the team has a much better understanding of what the linebacker can do.

Ravens don’t seem interested in Mike Wallace

With the possibility that the Pittsburgh Steelers might lose wide receiver Mike Wallace in free agency, one of the teams that’s been mentioned as a potential suitor, is the Baltimore Ravens. Right now, it doesn’t look like the Ravens are interested in pursuing Wallace after listening to general manager Ozzie Newsome. “The problem with going after restricted free agents, at...
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