Sergio Kindle cleared, won’t start season on PUP

AP

The Ravens are finally getting close to seeing their top pick in the 2010 NFL draft on the field.

Sergio Kindle, a linebacker from Texas who missed all of last season after suffering a head injury in a fall down two flights of stairs, has been cleared for contact at training camp and will not be placed on the physically unable to perform list, a source told Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun.

Kindle’s status is still a little murky, as he signed only a one-year contract with the Ravens right now and is currently an exclusive-rights free agent. He will presumably sign another one-year contract with the Ravens this week, which would make him eligible to practice starting on August 4.

The Ravens took Kindle in the second round of last year’s draft, with the 43rd overall pick.