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    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Someone on scout posted it saves betweeen $2M-$2.5M in CAP space but I'm not sure if that includes dead money. Still along with Rays CAP figures, it should give some breathing room to sign Boldin or Ellerbe, I think.

    YOu gotta feel happy for him. He said he was returning for one more shot at a SB ring. What a great career with pro bowls and to go out a champ with a ring. He has a foundation that gives millions to old players in need like Jack Mackey when he was sick and dying. I was always pissed at Marty Ass for having TP of the Squeelers on talking about his good works instead of Birk talking about his.

    Best Wishes to a good Raven. He did a lot for the Ravens after Flynn left and was much better than Flynn. Don't rag on him cause he's old.
    We will save 2 mil in cap space.

    Birk's cap figure: 3,450,000
    Dead money: 1,400,000
    Savings: 2,050,000




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngata Da Vida View Post
    Not sure, but didn't he grow up in Minnesota?
    He is. But, unlike most vets, when he signed with the Ravens he upped and moved his whole family to the Baltimore area year round. He's been here a few years now. Maybe he'll decide to stay, maybe go back to Minneapolis, maybe move elsewhere... who knows.
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    I sure am glad Mr. Birk finally got his Ring with us to top his HOF career, just like Ed Reed and Ray Lewis.
    It all adds to the legacy of the Baltimore Ravens as well as the individual careers of the terrific players this organization has brought toigether.

    Man what a rich history this team has already built in 17 short years. Freakin' awesome.
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    Does Birk make the HOF?



    I think eventually. He may have to wait a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    We will save 2 mil in cap space.

    Birk's cap figure: 3,450,000
    Dead money: 1,400,000
    Savings: 2,050,000
    Thanks for the post. Good info.

    So with Ray's retirement CAP figures, that should give us room to at least sign Ellerbe or Boldin - right???

    I think we were a couple of mill under the CAP to begin with, not sure.




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    Definitely a player who gave his all and helped pave the way for the Ravens to be contenders during his stay with the Ravens. Not letting wilfork disrupt Flacco this year in the postseason was awesome. Birk set the bar high for Geno to replace him . Hope Matt stays in Baltimore and best of luck to him and his family in the future. Thanks Mr Birk for playing for the Ravens.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Thanks for the post. Good info.

    So with Ray's retirement CAP figures, that should give us room to at least sign Ellerbe or Boldin - right???
    We have around 20-21 mil in cap space after figuring in the savings from Birk and Lewis retiring. If they get a deal done with Flacco, we definitely should have enough for Ellerbe. Boldin is under contract until the end of next season. They might extend him to lower his cap number for this year.




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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Does Birk make the HOF?



    I think eventually. He may have to wait a few years.
    No, just the Hall of Very Good.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    We have around 20-21 mil in cap space after figuring in the savings from Birk and Lewis retiring. If they get a deal done with Flacco, we definitely should have enough for Ellerbe. Boldin is under contract until the end of next season. They might extend him to lower his cap number for this year.

    OK, Thanks, man.

    I didn't think Boldin was still signed with everyone talking about cutting him. I know it's to make room to save CAP space but still if he's signed?? Cut someone else.
    Guys like you and Ravor are the reason I come here when I need CAP info. I'm not a CAP expert as you can see.




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    Birk has also agreed to donate his brain and spinal cord tissue to the Center for Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University's School of Medicine for head trauma research.
    This is from the article on Baltimoreravens.com
    http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/...6-ded966429af3

    It's worded kind of funny.... I hope he's not planning on going anywhere soon!




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    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    OK, Thanks, man.

    I didn't think Boldin was still signed with everyone talking about cutting him. I know it's to make room to save CAP space but still if he's signed?? Cut someone else.
    Guys like you and Ravor are the reason I come here when I need CAP info. I'm not a CAP expert as you can see.
    No problem - I've been doing a lot of reading trying to understand contracts and salary cap implications.

    Also, I always enjoy reading your stories.




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    Thanks to Matt. He was the best center we ever had.




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    Thank you Matt for being a Raven! It must of been hard to move from your hometown team Vikings and uproot your family and move to the Ravens especially with all your children. You will be missed.




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    The personification of class and handling his self in such a manner, professionally in his work ethic and away from the game.
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    The reason people talk about cutting Boldin is because the next closest guys are Jacoby Jones (4 Mil) and Vonta Leach (3 Mil). Boldin's number is just HUGE. But that said, I agree...you CAN'T cut him. No one else steps up to replace him.

    I'd rather cut Jacoby AND Leach and keep Boldin for 6 Mil. That said, hopefully Flacco gets a deal done, and we can extend Boldin
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