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Tag: "center"

Center Matt Birk Denies Retirement Report

Following the Baltimore Ravens’ 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans Sunday, center Matt Birk disputed a CBS report that he would retire after season’s end. CBS’ Charley Casserly said on the network’s pregame show that Birk, 35, would retire after the season. “No, I haven’t made that decision yet, and I don’t know Charley Casserly,” […]

Matt Birk Named Ravens’ Man of the Year

Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk was voted by the Ravens as the team’s 2011 Water Payton Man of the Year recipient. The Walter Payton Man of the Year is a unique award. The award recognizes a current NFL player for exceptional community service activities and on-field excellence. A nominee is selected from each of the […]

Grubbs Returns to Practice, while Birk Remains Absent

After missing practice earlier this week, left guard Ben Grubbs returned to practice for the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, according to Mike Preston. Grubbs, who missed seven games earlier in the year because of a turf toe injury, returned to the lineup five weeks ago and the Ravens haven’t missed a beat, winning all five games […]

Injury News and Updates from Thursday’s Practice

The Baltimore Ravens were without defensive studs Terrell Suggs (knee) and Ed Reed (shoulder) during Thursday’s practice open to the media. Neither player was listed on the Ravens’ injury report yesterday. Also absent from practice was linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who suffered a concussion last Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and rookie running back Anthony Allen, who […]

Center Matt Birk latest Raven to be Fined

Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk was fined $5,000 for not wearing a microphone in the team’s latest game. However, the veteran center will appeal the fine, according to his agent Joe Linta. Linta’s reasoning for Birk not wearing the microphone is because Birk could not get it to work in a satisfactory manner. Each team […]

Ravens Ink 5-Time Pro Bowl Center Andre Gurode to 1-Year Deal

In what is being dubbed as yet another “classic Ozzie” signing, the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with former Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode. His deal, which is being reported at a maximum of $3 million dollars, is contingent on him passing a physical. Gurode, 33, adds much needed depth and stability at the […]