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Posts Tagged ‘Matt Birk’

Updated Draft Order

Yesterday, the NFL awarded 32 additional draft picks to teams.  As we had already discussed, the Vikings were awarded a 5th rounder as compensation for losing Matt Birk in free agency.  The new list of Vikings draft picks are as follows: ROUND ONE – Pick #30 ROUND TWO – Pick #30 ROUND THREE – Pick […]

Vikes Get Another Pick

The compensatory picks have finally been revealed, and as expected, the Vikings received a fifth round pick (#167). The pick was given because of the Vikings loss of Matt Birk to the Ravens.  The loss of Darren Sharper was cancelled out by the addition of Karl Paymah. For a complete list of the picks, you […]

Compensatory Reminder

You will all see quite a few bits of news regarding the compensatory pick(s) the Vikings will receive this week during the NFL’s Annual Owners Meeting. Most places I’ve seen have predicted that the Vikings will get two picks between the third and seventh round becuase they lost Darren Sharper and Matt Birk last year. […]

The Mismatches Keep On Coming

I recently read something somewhere (I’d link to it, but I can’t remember where it was) that talked about how there is another mismatch for the Vikings to be concerned about outside of Ware/Spencer vs. McKinnie/Loadholt. John Sullivan, aka the giant midget, is expected to have his hands full with Cowboy defensive tackle Jay Ratliff.  […]

Vikings Lose Center Matt Birk to the Ravens

The Vikings lost out on one of their best all-time offensive lineman, as today center Matt Birk chose to move to the Baltimore Ravens, spurning coming back to the Vikings for the 2009 season. Birk’s contract is worth $12 million over four years, sources told, with $6 million of the deal guaranteed. Birk will […]

Birk Expecting to Get Offer From Vikings Before Free Agency Starts

Center Matt Birk hopes to remain in Minnesota, but he appears to be headed into free agency, according to the AP. Birk’s agent says he has yet to receive a formal offer, but he expects one at some point this week. The veteran center will likely field some sizable offers and hope that the Vikings […]

Childress Says No Decision Has Been Made on Birk

From: Star Tribune Brad Childress said at this point no decision has been made on center Matt Birk. Birk just completed a long term deal this season. He’s 32, but is believed to still have a couple of quality years left in him.

Matt Birk Not Sure of Future w/ Vikings

From: Star-Tribune Vikings center Matt Birk wasn’t sure if Sunday’s game marked his last as a member of the Vikings, but the veteran certainly seemed to have considered that possibility. The St. Paul native posed on the field with his parents and his wife for a picture after the Vikings’ 26-14 playoff loss to the […]

Birk Misses Practice with Stomach Flu

Vikings center Matt Birk missed practice Wednesday because of the stomach flu.  Rookie John Sullivan took Birk’s place with the first team at Mankato.  It’s not known if Birk will practice today.  The Vikings are getting ready for their second game of the preseason, a matchup against the Ravens in Baltimore on Saturday night.

Birk Shows Up at Vikings Camp to Set Record About Contract

Vikings center Matt Birk is still seeking a contract extension, but that did not stop him from showing up at Vikings camp today and stating he is not upset with the team and lack of progress.  “Obviously a lot has been made of the fact that I haven’t received a contract extension,” he said. “That […]