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Matt Birk is going out on top. The six-time Pro Bowl center announced his retirement Friday after 15 years in the NFL, the last four of which were spent with the Baltimore Ravens. Which means that his last time on the football field as a pro player...
NEW ORLEANS — He's a real person. He's not some cartoon giant being dragged out of a cold fog by Sandra Bullock in a scene that made America cry. He's a real football player. He's not just some lost soul in oversized pads requiring an on-field...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)MINNEAPOLIS It's a Monday in May and Jared Allen is reciting from the Book of Herm. "You always have to ask, 'Do you love football or do you love what football gives you?'" The adage is borrowed from Herm Edwards, Allen's head coach during his final two...
Tags: Football, Ray Lewis, Minnesota Vikings, Alex Smith, Super Bowl
The Baltimore SunAs the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Ravens had an extremely eventful offseason where they overhauled their roster and dealt with a tight salary-cap situation by making a series of tough decisions. That included trading veteran wide receiver Anquan...
Tags: Football, Ray Rice, AFC North, Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens decision to re-sign Bryant McKinnie reverses an offseason trend that has seen the roster get younger at several key positions. Before agreeing to a two-year deal with the 33-year-old left tackle, the Ravens were without eight of their nine...
Tags: Football, Ray Lewis, Sam Koch, Chris Canty, Sean Considine
The Baltimore SunMINNEAPOLIS -- Former Ravens center Matt Birk, a Minnesota native, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday night before the Orioles faced the Twins at Target Field. Birk also took part in a pregame Pepsi home run contest. Birk came in second,...
St. Paul Pioneer PressFormer Vikings and Ravens center Matt Birk will make the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday evening's baseball game at Target Field between two other teams from Minnesota and Baltimore, the Twins and Orioles. Birk, a Cretin-Derham Hall product,...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland House Republicans are calling for a wider investigation into corruption at correctional facilities. Gov. Martin O'Malley says additional steps are being taken to enhance security and address corruption. O'Malley says...
The Ravens on Thursday morning added another young body to the competition to replace retired center Matt Birk, trading a conditional 2014 draft pick to the Indianapolis Colts for 26-year-old center A.Q. Shipley. Shipley will compete with second-year...
St. Paul Pioneer PressEverybody raves, appropriately so, about Jim Cornelison's performance of the National Anthem before Chicago Blackhawks games at United Center. But the Minnesota Wild has a guy, too, who can get Xcel Energy Center rocking with his rendition. He's James...
Months after trading veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers following a contract dispute, the Ravens waited until the seventh round to draft a wide receiver. Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta attributed that to how...
Ravens Nation, you feel better about things, don't you? The great panic is officially over. Oh, it was rough there for a while, watching the Ravens clean house and get rid of the old guys and the locker-room lawyers and the over-valued players who...
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