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Kindle contract on hold

On Sunday, there were strong indications that Ravens linebacker Sergio Kindle would sign his one-year, $320,000 tender as soon as Monday.

The process has now been delayed, perhaps indefinitely.

Kindle apparently was ready to accept the offer and not press for a multi-year deal based on the most recent assessment conducted by team physicians.  Kindle now is expected to seek a second opinion before accepting the team’s mandatory contract offer.

The only problem is that, with each week, the total available salary shrinks by more than $18,800 — unless the Ravens are willing to pay him the full $320,000, the mandatory minimum salary for a first-year player.

Kindle then would be an exclusive-rights free agent (i.e., not a free agent) in 2011.

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12 Responses to “Kindle contract on hold”
  1. PkrNboro says: Sep 21, 2010 5:42 PM

    Geez, when the word is out that he’s a narcoleptic sleep walker…
    …(1) what have you really got there ?
    …and (2) who’s gonna fight you for him, now that his skull is cracked ?

  2. Crabcake says: Sep 21, 2010 6:12 PM

    should have taken the $320,00o free money!

  3. robert ethen says: Sep 21, 2010 6:15 PM

    All right you sneaky, stealing, squawking, shitting, Bad Luck Birds, cough up the cash for this kid. Or live forever in infamy.

  4. AttackRaven says: Sep 21, 2010 6:33 PM

    Hey Sergio…here’s your second opinion…..YOU’RE UGLY TOO.

  5. ppdoc13 says: Sep 21, 2010 7:17 PM

    If I am this guy, I am signing the contract before they change their minds. Take the money. Get healthy and prove everyone wrong. Anything else given your medical history is to much of a chance.

  6. FinFan68 says: Sep 21, 2010 7:21 PM

    take the 1 year 320K deal. What is there to think about right now? Get healthy and negotiate another deal when this one is over (and it technically won’t be a rookie deal)

  7. FairHooker says: Sep 21, 2010 7:36 PM

    I feel very sorry for him. Hopefully it all works out for the best and he able to play again.

  8. NFLMMAfan says: Sep 21, 2010 8:03 PM

    The Ravens offered Kindle a decent contract considering the seriousness of his injury and that he will not play for them this year. He gets $320,000 to study the scheme and his position’s responsibilities.
    So robert ethen, are you just being an ignorant dick or what?

  9. SackExchange says: Sep 21, 2010 8:06 PM

    Sad deal

  10. Blackn'Gold says: Sep 21, 2010 9:25 PM

    There’s nothing wrong with a second opinion. The guy’s life is at stake.

  11. jecates says: Sep 23, 2010 4:48 PM

    What part of “required minimum deal” do you folks not get? How very magnanimous of the Ravens to offer him such a fantastic deal (ignore the man behind the curtain holding the sign saying it’s the worst possible deal they are legally allowed to offer him).

  12. Topher says: Sep 23, 2010 7:48 PM

    Am I the only one that thinks the Ravens are handling this situation very strangely?

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