Ravens' Birk happy not to be center of attention

Updated: February 2, 2013, 1:19 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Matt Birk was done a year ago, ready to retire.

Or so it seemed. Former NFL general manager Charley Casserly told a vast television audience before Baltimore's first playoff game that Birk would step into retirement after the Ravens completed their postseason run.

"That report didn't come from me," Birk said recently with a smirk.

Obviously not. The veteran center decided last offseason to return for at least one more year, and now he's poised to play in his first ...

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