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Matt Birk Named Director of Football Development by the NFL

In just his second year post NFL playing days former Ravens center Matt Birk has been named the league’s director of football development. The job will have Birk working with players, coaches, and front office personnel to develop the game and it will also allow him to assist in game day operations. “I’m very excited to begin this next chapter of my football career,” Birk...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Ravens center Matt Birk named NFL director of football development

Retired former Ravens center Matt Birk is staying involved with the NFL. The six-time Pro Bowl center and former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year was named the league's director of football development today. Birk spent this past year working as an appeals officer for the NFL and NFL Players Association after retiring in 2012 following the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NFL Center Matt Birk Hired by League in Executive Role

Matt Birk, who played 14 seasons in the NFL and retired following the 2012 campaign, was hired by the NFL as director of player development on Thursday. According to Sporting News, he becomes the eighth former player to land an executive job with the league.  Birk earned six trips to the Pro Bowl in what has to be considered a borderline Hall of Fame career. He also won the Walter...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Viking Birk takes NFL office job

Matt Birk's post-playing career is going to keep him in the NFL. The former Minnesota Vikings center who went on to win the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens was named director of football development by the NFL on Thursday. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Birk will "assist in developing the game at all levels of the sport, from players to coaches to front office personnel...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Ravens center Matt Birk is now a chiseled 235 pounds

Former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Matt Birk was one of the best centers in the National Football League. He appeared in every game for the Ravens from 2009 through 2012, helping the team win a Super Bowl title last February. After winning his first championship, Birk retired from the NFL. From there, he began losing […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Birk doesn't look ready for retirement

I can only imagine how hard it is to retire from the game you love after 15 years and have to watch the team you just left get demolished on the field. Matt Birk who went out on top following the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII win, seems ready to get back out there. Pretty funny stuff. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk retire?

The end of each NFL is ripe with speculation. Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk, is not immune from the scuttlebutt. In his case people consistently probe the 36-year-old for answers about his exit from the game. Please Click Here To Read This Story The post Will Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk retire? appeared first on Players View Dot Net
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens Birk voices opposition to same-sex marriage

Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk has voiced his opposition to same-sex marriage, a view that opposes that of teammate Brandon Ayanbadejo. In an article printed Sunday in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Birk wrote, ''Ideas have consequences, and laws shape culture. Marriage redefinition will affect the broader well-being of children and the welfare of society. As a Christian...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Birk passes physical, signs three-year deal

Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk passed his physical and signed a three-year deal with the team on Monday, according to the team’s official twitter feed. Birk, 35, has not missed a start since joining the Ravens prior to the start of the 2009 season, playing in 48 consecutive regular season games and seven postseason games. [...]
Via The Purple Chaos
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Birk plans to return next season, not retire

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 [...]
Via The Purple Chaos
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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