|Matt Birk remains with Ravens|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, March 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm ET
Matt Birk Profile
The Baltimore Ravens have reached a three-year agreement with six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk.
Birk, 35, has been the Ravens' center for the past three seasons, starting every game.
"One of the things we said earlier this offseason is that we were going to focus attention on the offensive line, and getting Matt Birk back is key for us," general manager Ozzie Newsome said. "He is a top player, his intelligence is obvious, and he is a leader on and off the field."
Birk is entering his 15th NFL season.
He joined the Ravens in 2009 following a previous stint with the Minnesota Vikings.
BR> Birk has started 96 consecutive games, most among NFL centers.
The Harvard graduate blocked for Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice last season as he rushed for a career-high 1,364 yards and scored a franchise record 15 touchdowns.
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