Matt Birk named NFL director of football development

Former Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk has a new job title: NFL director of football development.

The six-time Pro Bowl selection spent last year as an NFL appeals officer.

 

 

“I’m very excited to begin this next chapter of my football career,” Birk said. "It’s a real honor for me to be entrusted with developing the game in so many different ways.”

 

Added NFL executive vice president of football operatiosn Troy Vincent: “Matt’s experience as a terrific NFL player, a model citizen in his community and a reputation as a forward-thinking leader make him ideally suited for this role. There is no doubt he will continue to make a positive impact on our game and be a trusted advocate for those who play and coach at every level.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

 

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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