Originally written on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 2/22/13

BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 1: Matt Birk #77 of the Baltimore Ravens bleeds from a cut on his nose after the game against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Broncos 30-7. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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. The post Ravens C Matt Birk To Retire From The NFL appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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