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Category: Offseason

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 […]

Ravens to meet with Flacco’s agent Saturday

The Baltimore Ravens are scheduled to meet with Joe Linta, the agent for quarterback Joe Flacco at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Saturday. Linta will meet with Ravens Vice President of Football Administration Pat Moriarty and team president Dick Cass to begin to structure a contract extension for the quarterback. Flacco, 27, is […]

Reed informs Ravens he will return for an 11th NFL season

Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed informed head coach John Harbaugh that he plans to play in 2012, according to general manager Ozzie Newsome. “He met with John and he told John that he’s going to get himself prepared to come back and play in 2012,” Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome said when asked about Reed […]

Steelers’ Ward pleads guilty to reckless driving

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward pleaded guilty to reckless driving charges in exchange for having his DUI charge against him dropped on Wednesday. DeKalb Prosecutor Sonja N. Brown said the 35-year-old wide receiver pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was given one year of probation. Ward was also fined $2,000 and he must do […]

Rice Wants Peterson Money, Likely Won’t get it

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is seeking a contract that would net him somewhere in the neighborhood of seven-years, $100 million, the same contract Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson signed for last year. Rice, 25, will most likely be slapped with the team’s franchise tag this month in order to keep him from […]

Could Mike Wallace end up in Purple and Black?

The Pittsburgh Steelers are worried that another team will snag wide receiver Mike Wallace if they put a first-round tender on the restricted free agent rather than slapping the franchise tag on him. And you have to believe — the last place Pittsburgh would want to see Wallace end up is with its big rival […]

Ravens Tweak Coaching Staff

The Baltimore Ravens announced last Thursday that former Rutgers running backs coach Chris Hewitt has been hired as the team’s new assistant special teams coach, and that Matt Weiss has been promoted from the assistant to head coach John Harbaugh to defensive assistant. Hewitt, 37, has ties to both Harbaugh and special teams coordinator and […]