View Full Version : Odd Rumor - Matt Birk - Already Debunked

04-26-2010, 04:49 PM
Incorrect report flies of Matt Birk trade
Posted by Mike Florio on April 26, 2010 4:07 PM ET
Several readers have brought to our attention a report from ESPN 1500 in the Twin Cities that St. Paul native and long-time Vikings center Matt Birk has been traded from his current team, the Ravens, to the Steelers.

Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation tell us that it's simply not true.

Said one source on the topic of whether a trade has occurred, "Sh-t no."

Besides, the Steelers have a center in Justin Hartwig. And they drafted a center (who'll play guard, at least for now) in Maurkice Pouncey.

So that's that. Birk is a Raven, and he won't be a Steeler.

Very odd. I can't imagine the Steelers and Ravens trading with each other, and I can't imagine the Steelers having any interest in Birk. He'd be a great mentor to Pouncey, but Hartwig is experienced in the system, and Birk would mean that the Steelers would have to break in 2 new starters.

Where does stuff like this come from?

04-26-2010, 06:53 PM
Chucky Okobi