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Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Ravens C Matt Birk will retire from football.
Birk, 36, put together a great 2012 season and playoff run for the Ravens. He’s expected to make an official announcement later today.
It’s hard to blame anyone for departing after they’ve won a title later on in their careers. Birk is a six-time Pro Bowler and was voted as the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
The Ravens will free up $2.05 million in salary cap space with Birk’s retirement, but also need to find center at some point.
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BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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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.
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Former Vikings center Matt Birk is reportedly ready to retire Friday morning after 15 seasons in the NFL.
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