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Sergio Kindle’s agent expects a short-term deal

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Sergio Kindle, the Ravens’ first pick in the 2010 NFL draft, signed just a one-year deal with the team after suffering a serious head injury in a fall down a flight of stairs. Now Kindle is finally cleared to play, but he’s not expecting a long-term contract.

Kindle’s agent, Joel Segal, told Vinny Cerrato and Ken Weinman on 105.7 The Fan that a long-term deal isn’t in the cards.

“No, I don’t think we’ll do long-term right now,” Segal said. “Once Sergio shows he’s the Sergio Kindle who was the special player at Texas, that he’s healthy, that he’s ready to roll, the difference-maker that we know he will be if he’s healthy, I think at that point, hopefully, we’ll have a conversation.”

Segal described Kindle as “extra hungry” and “ready to go.” But that doesn’t mean he’s ready for the kind of contract he would have signed last year, if he had been healthy.

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  1. ginnitti says: Jun 24, 2011 11:19 AM

    This may be an obvious cautious play, but generally speaking Baltimore takes care of its defensive stars. If and when Kindle shows he can hold his own in the middle of this defense, look for the Ravens front office to come knocking with a legitimate rookie contract. (4 years, 3-5 million).

    Either way, he’ll need to be upgraded from his $330,000 salary this coming year.

    Check out the full salary breakdown of the Baltimore Ravens: http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/baltimore-ravens/yearly/

  2. anpsteel says: Jun 24, 2011 11:23 AM

    All I can say is, good luck.

    If there has been a more inauspicious beginning to an NFL career, I cant think of it.

  3. pittman2052 says: Jun 24, 2011 11:25 AM

    If Kindle can come in and play at the level the Ravens expect him to play at, be will get a long term deal. couple that with him staying out of trouble, and things will look promising

  4. ezdoesit209 says: Jun 24, 2011 11:32 AM

    Coming from someone who moved to Austin, TX from Northern California in ’08, and had a chance to see the kid play a lot. What a shame! Keep your head up bro… literally this time!!!

  5. ravensfan4life52 says: Jun 24, 2011 11:34 AM

    He may have to settle with a 1 or 2 year contract at most, and it probably won’t pay him that much. If he plays well this year and puts up numbers comparable to T Sizzles rookie year then he may get a long term contract.

  6. dontlikecravens says: Jun 24, 2011 11:38 AM

    Despite being a Steelers fan, I wish him well. Though not too well.

  7. bostontim says: Jun 24, 2011 11:47 AM

    Speaking of Kindles, I got one for Father’s Day.

    Cheers, BostonTim

  8. hobartbaker says: Jun 24, 2011 12:37 PM

    Good that they expect a short term contract since most of us expect a short term career.

  9. chc36 says: Jun 24, 2011 1:14 PM

    All I can say is I hope he doesn’t become to much of a “headache” to the ravens

    Hahaha…ha…ha…he

  10. ravenspit says: Jun 24, 2011 1:43 PM

    I’m still trying to figure out how someone falls down 2 flights of stairs.

  11. FinFan68 says: Jun 24, 2011 2:11 PM

    Since he signed a 1 year initial (rookie)contract and that is now basically done, is he a FA when that starts up or are his “rights” still owned by the Ravens even without a new contract? anybody know?

  12. granadafan says: Jun 24, 2011 2:40 PM

    Sounds like this kid has maturity or mental issues. No one falls down TWO flights of stairs with the 2nd set at a 90 degree angle. Sleepwalking? LOL.

  13. goldsteel says: Jun 24, 2011 3:49 PM

    I wish for him a long and successful career. Except for two games in the season, of course.

    GO STEELERS!

    ravenspit says:
    Jun 24, 2011 1:43 PM
    I’m still trying to figure out how someone falls down 2 flights of stairs.

    Head first, apparently.

  14. 52crabcakes says: Jun 24, 2011 4:49 PM

    with enough alcohol, stupidity is possible.

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