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Ravens finally sign Sergio Kindle

Posted on: September 23, 2010 4:15 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

The Baltimore Ravens announced that they have agreed to a contract with second-round rookie linebacker Sergio Kindle. The Texas product has been on the shelf since fracturing his skull after falling down two flights of stairs in July.

The Ravens are putting Kindle on the non-football injury list, which ends his 2010 season.

The Ravens were waiting on more clarity of Kindle's situation before inking him to a contract. Terms of Kindle’s deal have not been disclosed, though many suspect he signed for one year at the rookie minimum (which, this late in the season, is $282,000). He will arrive in Baltimore to make everything official on Friday.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 4:57 am
 

Ravens finally sign Sergio Kindle

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Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2010 11:41 am
 

Ravens finally sign Sergio Kindle

Kindle's agent played hardball with the Ravens in June and wanted a 1st round selection contract of at least 2 million a year for 3 years with a 12-15 million signing bonus. The Ravens said no thanks - see you in training camp and we will work on something.

Well, he injured himself prior to returning and the Ravens DID NOT need to sign him AT ALL. He is not protected by the union unless he was under contract, which at the time he was NOT. If the Ravens didn't offer him the Minimal Rookie salary - he would have been a free agent next year.

OBVIOUSLY, this team wanted to find out the percentage of him playing PRIOR to offering a contract. He CRACKED his fricking Skull people! The Ravens did what was in their best interests and signed him to a minimal one year deal. Otherwise it would have been a wasted 2nd round pick.

Can he still play? I guess it will take at least $300k+ to find out and apparently the Ravens think the gamble is worth it.


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Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2010 11:20 am
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2010 7:19 am
 

Ravens finally sign Sergio Kindle

"Stop patting the Ravens on the back for some charity related to this situation.  They are required to offer a contract.  Does $282K sound like first round money?  Hellooooo!"

Seeing as he *wasn't* a first rounder, I'd say you have little to be shocked about. Also, 300k for not playing sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me: the Ravens aren't in any charity business - they do not throw around money because they feel sorry for someone. If Kindle comes back and delivers, you can be sure he will be paid accordingly. If not, I hope he doesn't squander those 300k too soon.



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2010 11:34 pm
 

Ravens finally sign Sergio Kindle

he's only making $282,000 - i feel terrible for him - if i fall down the stairs or have an accident completely non-work related, will my boss settle my salary at half of his?  he should be happy the NFLPA has his back and that he's not working at a fast food restaurant; $282K to rehab out of college ain't bad at all



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2010 11:11 pm
 

Ravens finally sign Sergio Kindle

Stop patting the Ravens on the back for some charity related to this situation.  They are required to offer a contract.  Does $282K sound like first round money?  Hellooooo!

The fact is, they had to pay nearly $300K for a guy who can barely walk down steps, let alone play football!




Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2010 10:53 pm
 

Ravens finally sign Sergio Kindle

Watch him come back and play with the Steelers in a year and kill the Ravens for not giving him a fair deal.

Being paid 282k to rehab a nonfootball injury is a rawdeal? I have seen a lot of stupid comments on this website, but that might be #1. By the way, sorry to burst your bubble but he will not be a Steeler anytime soon, as the Ravens still hold his rights for the 1st 4 years of his career.



Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: September 23, 2010 10:51 pm
 

Ravens finally sign Sergio Kindle

I am a Steelers fan, but i think the Ravens did the right thing and i hoping the kid plays somewhere, whther it is Baltimroe or some other city.
In Pittsburgh?
That would be great!



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2010 7:52 pm
 

Ravens finally sign Sergio Kindle

What exactly is a "fair deal" for a guy that can't play, and didn't get hurt doing anything related to football?
just because it's not a football related injury doesnt mean he did something wrong, if i am right he fell down a flight of stairs, anyway, this is a fair deal right now, BUT i hope he gets well REALLY soon and i HOPE he can play this year, but i doubt he will.



Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: September 23, 2010 7:41 pm
 

Ravens finally sign Sergio Kindle

Well, you gotta give the Ravens alot of respect for giving this guy almost 300K knowing he won't play this year. I don't know about ya'll but 300K is alot of money in my eyes so whoever was complaining about that needs to shut up. Hopefully he gets to play football next year and recovers well.


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