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[News] Matt Birk Retires On Top

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It has long been a difficult decision for Matt Birk to walk away from the game he loves. But with the script to the perfect ending before him, Birk bowed out Friday. After 15 seasons in the leagu...

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Another great player retiring on top--as a Raven and as a Superbowl Champion! Way to Go Birk! Thanks for an awesome 4 years! Good luck in your retirement!
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I Really believe we are going to the Superbowl Next season, D.Pees Will finally know all of our players, and Jim Caldwell... Man he worked with our offense like 7 games and they were Gold, imagine a hole season! dayum, I am really looking forward to what we can continue doing and i know we have a great Organization.. I believe in my ravens All day baby!
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Great player, he had a really good season and responded well after what happened in the AFC championship game last year. He is leaving at the right time, on top. Hope he enjoys retirement like we enjoyed him playing here. Best of luck!!
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Good Luck Birk, you were a key part of the puzzle to helping Baltimore hoist another Lombardi. I'm curious, this guy has been to 6 Pro-Bowls and has played throughout his career at a high level? Does he have a chance to get into Canton one day?
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Best of Success to you #77!! Thanks for the leadership, dedication, professionalism and being the anchor of the O-line. We could not have obtained our goal without you. You will be missed but most of all you will remembered and honored as one of the All Time Great Ravens!!!
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Ok Gino, You better get in there and start lifting and studying that playbook. You have some tremdously large shoes to fill.
We'll miss ya Matt, God be with you.
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Congrats and thanks to Mr Birk. A true renaissance man.
Does anyone know anything about Reggie Stephens? We have him on reserve. He is young and big: 6'3'' 320 lbs.
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Not sure exactly what qualifies for Canton. Football, unlike baseball, seems to have extremely fuzzy parameters, especially for O line positions. Certainly not first-ballot, but he could be an eventual entry.

Whether they enshrine him in Canton or not, I anticipate he will eventually be in our ring of honor and be forever a Raven.
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God bless you Birk, I hope you and your family enjoy your retirement. You really played like a Raven the few years you were here. Thank you for helping bring back a CHAMPIONSHIP to Baltimore.
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A well spoken, educated man, great community guy, as well as a great football player. Thanks for all you've done here, Birk. Best of luck to whatever you choose going forward.
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thanks for all that you've done for the Ravens Birk. enjoy retirement and spending time with your family. peace!

~Mili
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Perfect way to end a long and fine career. Thank you for coming to Baltimore and being a positive force in the community. I wish you success in your next endeavor. Congratulations---God Bless you and your family, enjoy!
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Really an amazing player, and person. I'm excited to see Gino step up and have a UD center snappin to a UD QB!

Also, the $2mil saved on the salary cap doesn't hurt...
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