He retired in 2012, but Matt Birk is back in the NFL. According to the NFL, Birk has accepted a position as the Director of Football Development for the NFL.

Birk will be responsible for working with members of the NFL to help develop the game for the future. He will also help with game day operations.

In the release from the NFL, Birk says he's ready to get back in the league

"I'm very excited to begin the next chapter of my football career. It’s a real honor for me to be entrusted with developing the game in so many different ways.”

Birk will also help with developing the international game, and help strengthen the NFL High School Development program.