Matt Birk


The NFL announced Thursday that former Ravens center Matt Birk had been named the league’s director of football development.


Jeremy Zuttah is expected to be the Ravens’ new starting center after being acquired in an off-season trade with the Buccaneers.


The Ravens have traded for their likely new starting center, acquiring Jeremy Zuttah in a deal with the Buccaneers, in exchange for a 2015 middle-round draft choice.


With cap room and coming off an 8-8 season, the Ravens will be more active than usual when free agency begins Tuesday afternoon.


Matt Birk spent time in locker rooms with hundreds of pro football players over a distinguished 15-year career. And he's certain some of them were gay.