Earlier in the offseason (i.e., the day on which the PFT Season Preview magazine was going to print), things looked to be going very, very well for the Ravens. And so at least one of the PFT scribes who picked Super Bowl teams picked the Ravens and the Cowboys, with Baltimore accomplishing during the first Super Bowl played in Cowboys Stadium a poetic bookend to the last game played in Texas Stadium.
Since then, the Ravens have been taking on a little water. The arrival of Marc Bulger as the primary backup to Joe Flacco was greeted by the locker room with the same fanfare as a visit from a flatulent mother-in-law, and safety Ed Reed has developed a sudden habit of expressing displeasure with the team. Now, a rookie linebacker regarded as a steal in round two reportedly will miss several weeks of his first training camp.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Sergio Kindle won’t be permitted to travel to Baltimore for at least three weeks after suffering a head injury on Thursday, supposedly after falling down two flights of stairs. It’s still unknown when Kindle specifically will be cleared for action.
Kindle has not yet signed a contract; multiple reports (including one from us) indicate that the Ravens will sign Kindle to a slotted deal later this week.