Joe Linta, the agent for Ravens quarterback
Linta and the Ravens met 10 days ago at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. Linta called the meeting "a good visit" and said the Ravens made it clear they are committed to Flacco as their franchise quarterback.
"They want him and he wants to be in Baltimore," Linta told my colleague Jeff Zrebiec after the Feb. 25 meeting. "The point of the [meeting] was just to get the feeling that they really wanted to work for this and get this done."
Flacco, 27, has one season left on the five-year contract he signed in 2008, but Ravens owner
Meanwhile, Birk, 35, does not plan to retire this offseason and the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent is interested in returning to the Ravens next season. Birk and Ravens head coach