Tag:Terrence Cody
Posted on: July 26, 2010 4:57 pm

Sergio Kindle out 3 weeks with fractured skull

Sergio Kindle, who was in "stable" condition at a hospital Sunday after falling down two flights of stairs while in Austin, Texas over the weekend, will miss all of Ravens' training camp with a fractured skull, according to Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh at a team press conference.

The word floated out from the presser to Twitter, and multiple sources have confirmed that Kindle is not permitted to travel for up to three weeks.

Obviously this is a big setback for the Ravens and their second-round rookie. The good news is that Kindle is okay (and that the Ravens just signed Terrence Cody). The bad news is that while he could still join the team in time for the season opener, the question as to how much he can actually help quickly.

Harbaugh's statement indicated something about a "wrong turn" "in the dark" when discussing how Kindle suffered his injury.

-- Will Brinson

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Posted on: July 26, 2010 1:36 pm

Terrence Cody agrees to deal with Ravens

Tuesday is the Ravens' first practice for rookies, and it looks like second-rounder Terrence Cody will be present, having agreed to a four-year deal on Sunday night.

Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times reports that the deal (valued at a max of $3.385 million) will enable the Ravens to get Cody to camp in time for the first practice.
The 6-foot-4, 350-pound defensive lineman received a 6.3 percent increase in his total guaranteed money at his slot, a figure of $1.595 million. That includes his signing bonus as well as a one-timer clause that Cody can trigger through minimum playing time requirements. Cody's contract could become particularly interesting, because he's caught heat for being a little overweight (at one point, he weighed nearly 400 pounds), but is supposedly down to almost 350 as the Ravens' camp opens.

If "Mount" Cody can keep his weight down around and/or below that mark, his stamina (ESPN's KC Joyner broke down how much he actually played and determined that Cody only played on 43.4% of Alabama's snaps last year; Insider article) should increase and make him a valuable addition in Baltimore's 3-4 defense, not to mention a steal at the 57th overall pick in last year's NFL Draft.

Oh yes, and much richer.

-- Will Brinson

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