Matt Birk in charge of development

Updated: July 10, 2014, 6:37 PM ET
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com

Matt Birk was named the NFL's director of football development, the league announced Thursday.

Birk, a six-time Pro Bowl center and a member of the Baltimore Ravens' 2012 Super Bowl team, was an appeals officer on player discipline last year.

In his new role, Birk will assist in developing the game at all levels, from players to coaches to front-office personnel. He will guide the evolution of the NFL scouting combine and regional combines as well as the all-star games for prospects, ...

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