Birk To Steelers Trade Rumor Debunked

Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN Radio Twin Cities released a Tweet earlier in the day that he had sources that Ravens center Matt Birk had been traded to the Steelers. After about an hour or so the rumor has been shot down by agent Joe Linta. Linta told Tim Yotter of Vikings update that the rumor was not true. The rumor made no sense because no way would the Ravens trade Birk in the division. Also the Ravens are thin at center and did not draft one this weekend. On the flip side the Steelers drafted Maurkice Pouncey this past weekend and veteran Justin Hartwig is penciled in as the starter following offseason shoulder surgery.

  • Tim Kessler

    Yeah, that would have made NO sense and would have made the Steelers drafting Pouncey over Wilson and Buluga even more stupid. Not that i believe Pouncey is a bad player, only that either of the other 2 i mentioned, especially Wilson, would have been the better choice… and even moreso if we were going to try and get Birk.