Found March 17, 2012 on
The Purple Chaos:
The Baltimore Ravens have retained starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie, electing to pick up his $500,000 roster for next season, according to Aaron Wilson of The Carroll County Times. There had been buzzing that the Ravens were thinking of parting ways with McKinnie because they had a visit scheduled with free agent Eric Winston, the [...]
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Six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk agreed to three-year contract Friday with the Baltimore Ravens.
The 35-year-old Birk has started every game in three seasons with Baltimore. He briefly contemplated retirement before deciding he wanted to return.
''One of the things we said earlier this offseason is that we were going to focus attention on the offensive line, and getting...
After the departure of Pro Bowl left guard Ben Grubbs, the Baltimore Ravens answered some questions along the offensive line by re-signing center Matt Birk to a three-year contract and offered a contract to Philadelphia Eagles free agent guard Evan Mathis. Birk, 35, had contemplated retirement following the Ravens’ 23-20 loss to the New England [...]
Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain visited the Denver Broncos on Friday, according to Aaron Wilson of The Carroll County Times. McClain, 26, hasn’t received a lot of action thus far in free agency, but now, the four-year veteran is drawing some interest. The 6-foot-1, 245 pounder ranked second on the Ravens with 84 tackles, [...]
Any uncertainty regarding the status of left Bryant McKinnie was removed today when the Baltimore Ravens picked up his $500,000 roster bonus, according to the Baltimore Sun. There had been speculation that the Ravens were thinking of releasing McKinnie because they have a visit scheduled with Eric Winston, the best right tackle in the free-agent market. Some thought the Ravens would...
The Ravens made their first move in free agency, but it wasn’t really a move at all.
The team announced in a press release that they and center Matt Birk agreed to a three-year contract, pending a physical.
Birk, a 15-year veteran, has started every game for the Ravens since arriving in Baltimore in 2009.
The veteran is seen as a vital cog in Baltimore’s offensive line.
First Jarret Johnson leaves...then Cory Redding... then Ben Grubbs signs with New Orleans for 5 years and $36 million, $16 million guaranteed... Now the Ravens have lost both of their unrestricted free-agent backup safeties in the same day.
And they’ve also now had two defenders follow former Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano to Indianapolis.
Tom Zbikowski has agreed...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers have signed free agent safety Haruki Nakamura to a three-year contract. Carolina general manager Marty Hurney announced the deal Friday but did not release financial terms of the contract. The 25-year-old Nakamura has spent four seasons backing up Ed Reed in Baltimore. He's played in 52 games but never started on defense. He has 47 career...
The Baltimore Ravens and center Matt Birk agreed to a three-year contract extension Friday.The six-time Pro Bowler is entering his 15th NFL season and has started 96 consecutive games, most among NFL centers.The 35-year-old signed with the Ravens as an unrestricted free agent in 2009.
The Baltimore Ravens have reached a three-year agreement with six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk. Birk, 35, has been the Ravens' center for the past three seasons, starting every game. One of the things we said earlier this offseason is that we were going to focus attention on the offensive line, and getting Matt Birk back is key for us, general manager Ozzie Newsome said...
The Ravens lost their fourth player since the free agency period started. The fourth one is safety Haruki Nakamura.
Nakamura agreed to a three-year contract with the Carolina Panthers, according to reports.
The Ravens previously lost Ben Grubbs (Saints), Jarret Johnson (Chargers) and Cory Redding (Colts).
In positive news, according to reports, the Ravens offered a contract to left...
Aaron Wilson of the Profootball.scout.com reports Baltimore Ravens free agent safety Tom Zbikowski has agreed to a three-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. A former third-round draft pick from Notre Dame, Zbikowski is a 5-foot-11, 200-pounder who recorded 23 tackles and one sack in four starts last season for the...
The Carolina Panthers signed safety Haruki Nakamura to a three-year contract.
A sixth-round draft pick in 2008, Nakamura spent his first four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens,
He had 12 tackles in 15 games last season and 24 tackles in 16 games the previous season.
The Baltimore Ravens are still in the market for Ben Grubbs’ replacement at left guard, as Evan Mathis has agreed to a new deal to remain with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Mathis, 30, agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal to remain in Philadelphia after having his most successful season in [...]
The Ravens hosted San Francisco 49ers wide receiver and return specialist Ted Ginn Jr. on Friday. The possibility of the former first-round draft pick leaving one Harbaugh (Jim) for another (John) is an intriguing one. The Ravens are definitely interested in adding a return specialist this offseason. In 2011, starting cornerback Lardarius Webb popped a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown...