Birk wants to play a couple more years

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After the 2011 season ended, Ravens center Matt Birk contemplated retirement.  He has since decided to return.

He now plans to return for more than one more season.

A source with knowledge of Birk’s thinking tells PFT that Birk now feels great, and he wants to play a couple more years.

The 14-year veteran, who was named last month the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year, entered the league in 1998.  He joined the Ravens in 2009.