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  1. Matt Birk named the NFL's director of football development

    Jamison Hensley

    Matt Birk was named the NFL's director of football development, the league announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  2. ChatRewind: What's up with the run game?

    Jamison Hensley

    If you want a full transcript of this week's Baltimore Ravens' chat, you can click right here. If you want some highlights, simply continue reading ... Philip (Maryland): So, what's up with the running game this year? Ray Rice looks like he's stil...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  3. Wake-up caw: Life without Lewis, Reed

    Jamison Hensley

    DENVER -- I'll be heading to the Baltimore Ravens' season opener a little later, and the strange part is Ray Lewis and Ed Reed won't be. Life without the two future Hall of Fame players officially begins Thursday night in the season opener against th...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  4. Ravens add more competition at center

    Jamison Hensley

    The starting center for the Baltimore Ravens this season likely will come from Steelers country. The Ravens traded a 2014 conditional draft pick to the Indianapolis Colts for backup center A.Q. Shipley. With Matt Birk retired, Baltimore will likel...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  5. Loss of Reed means end of era for Ravens

    Jamison Hensley

    In losing seven starters from their Super Bowl championship team, the Baltimore Ravens know they can fill the spots left by the likes of inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, safety Bernard Pollard, cornerback Cary Williams and center Matt Birk. But ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  6. Ravens place Lewis, Birk on retired list

    Jamison Hensley

    The Ravens officially placed linebacker Ray Lewis and center Matt Birk on the reserve-retired list Thursday, according to ESPN's John Clayton. Baltimore now clears $6.4 million off its cap with this move. Lewis accounted for $4.35 million in savin...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  7. Ravens lose more than a center in Birk

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens' Matt Birk, who announced his retirement Friday, will be remembered as one of the best centers of his generation. But Birk's credentials go beyond going to six Pro Bowls and being part of nine playoff teams. He was a high-char...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  8. Eight in the Box: Biggest cap casualty

    Jamison Hensley

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who will be each team's biggest salary-cap casualty this offseason? Baltimore Ravens: Fullback Vonta Leach. Some would say wid...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  9. Matt Birk of Baltimore Ravens announces retirement

    Jamison Hensley

    The Ravens' Matt Birk wrapped up one of the most distinguished careers for an NFL center, announcing his retirement Friday just 19 days after winning the first Super Bowl of his 15-year career.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2013
  10. Wake-up: Birk announcing his retirement?

    Jamison Hensley

    An anonymous source told me that Steelers fans weren't happy with my Thursday column on the fractured locker room. The person who should really be unhappy is LaMarr Woodley. While it seems like every Steelers player is upset at an anonymous source, n...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  11. John Harbaugh's bold move bonded Ravens

    Jamison Hensley

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens didn't look much like a Super Bowl team three months ago. If not for coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens wouldn't have been much of a team at all. After getting routed by 30 points in Houston, the most lopside...

    Blog | January 26, 2013
  12. Ravens' Birk finally reaches Super Bowl

    Jamison Hensley

    There are 49 players on the Ravens' 53-man roster who are making their first Super Bowl appearance. But no one has waited longer than Ravens center Matt Birk. He has reached football's biggest stage after 15 seasons and 227 games played. It's why ...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  13. Ravens' civil debate on same-sex marriage

    Jamison Hensley

    Two Ravens players are have differing views when it comes to same-sex marriage. Last month, after a Maryland legislator condemned Brendon Ayanbadejo's support for gay marriage, the Ravens linebacker responded by saying it's "an equality issue." ...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  14. Chat rewind: Talking stats for Steelers WRs

    Jamison Hensley

    Unfortunately, we're going to have to cancel the weekly AFC North chat for Wednesday. But I have pulled some questions from my portion of's all-day chat: Jeff (TN): Who finishes with more catches, yards and touchdowns this season out of M...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  15. Yes, Ravens and Steelers are really old

    Jamison Hensley

    Don't worry, I'm not going to quote a former NFL defensive lineman and say the Ravens and Steelers are "old, slow and it's over." But the Ravens and Steelers are old. This isn't a matter of opinion. There's statistical evidence that backs it up. I...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  16. Ravens' preseason starting lineup

    Jamison Hensley

    This is the depth chart on the Ravens' official release for their preseason opener: OFFENSE WR Torrey Smith WR Anquan Boldin LT Bryant McKinnie LG Bobbie Williams C Matt Birk RG Marshal Yanda RT Michael Oher TE Ed Dickson ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012