"I'm very much looking forward to working with him," Birk said. "I remember my first year in the league and second year in the league, the other guys -- and they didn't have to -- looked out for me, took time to teach me and watch me and tell me what they saw. It's great because the coaches do a great job coaching, but to get a player's perspective as well, it's helpful."
When Birk was a newcomer with the
He said he has not yet spoken with Gradkowski. But they share an agent -- Joe Linta, who also represents Ravens quarterback
Birk was hosting his third annual celebrity servers dinner at Morton's in the
"It's been very successful. This is the third year we've done it and the people of Baltimore have gotten behind it. We've sold it out every year," Birk said. "It's a unique, fun way to raise money for our charity. It allows people to rub elbows with guys on the team."
It also gave Birk and a handful of his teammates -- Flacco,