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Ravens activate Terrell Suggs, cut Sergio Kindle

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Terrell Suggs is back on the active roster for the Ravens. And Sergio Kindle is gone.

The Ravens announced on Saturday afternoon that Suggs, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has been activated after missing the first six weeks of the season because of an offseason Achilles tendon injury. The Ravens still aren’t saying whether Suggs will play on Sunday against the Texans, but putting him on the active roster makes it possible.

And to make room on the active roster for Suggs, the Ravens have released Kindle, who was the 43rd overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft and the Ravens’ first pick that year. Kindle suffered a skull fracture when he fell down a flight of stairs three months after he was drafted and missed his entire rookie season, and he played in just two games in 2011 and only one game so far this year. Now Kindle is gone, making him one of the most disappointing draft picks of Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome’s tenure.

But that news is secondary to the fact that Suggs — one of the best picks of Newsome’s tenure — is close to making his return.

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33 Responses to “Ravens activate Terrell Suggs, cut Sergio Kindle”
  1. mataug says: Oct 20, 2012 2:03 PM

    wonder if this was a move made in haste with a view towards the AFC homefield advantage

  2. sportfan23 says: Oct 20, 2012 2:07 PM

    Can’t really blame Newsome for Kindle falling down those stairs. He was promising pick but he was a bust for non football reasons.

  3. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Oct 20, 2012 2:07 PM

    SERGIO!!!

  4. corvusmaximus says: Oct 20, 2012 2:08 PM

    Not surprised to see Kindle go…the guy just wasn’t getting it done.

  5. gonzolo4 says: Oct 20, 2012 2:10 PM

    I’m not a Ravens fan by any means, but Suggs returning is huge for them. With Lewis and Webb done for the year, they really needed Suggs back. Still a playoff team, not sure how far they’ll go without Webb. I know Lewis is a motivator and leader, but in my opinion Webb is more important as one of the league’s best shut down corners.

  6. ruggerlad says: Oct 20, 2012 2:11 PM

    Still cannot believe he got D-MVP over Jared Allen what a joke.

  7. succulentnipples says: Oct 20, 2012 2:11 PM

    He needs to smile more.

  8. thebonus44 says: Oct 20, 2012 2:13 PM

    ruggerlad says: Oct 20, 2012 2:11 PM

    Still cannot believe he got D-MVP over Jared Allen what a joke.
    =========================================

    Because he’s the complete outside linebacker who rushes the passer, sets the edge, stuffs the run and can play coverage.

    Jared Allen does not.

  9. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Oct 20, 2012 2:15 PM

    Man what a bust Kindle ended up being.

    Thankfully a guy like Pernell McPhee has been great.

  10. mikealstott says: Oct 20, 2012 2:16 PM

    Suggs looks like he wants to give someone some “prison love”…

  11. kelshannon19 says: Oct 20, 2012 2:18 PM

    Ravens must be desperate.

  12. jrocknstuff says: Oct 20, 2012 2:21 PM

    We never did get the full story on that Kindle stairs issue. Friends who were at Texas at the time said there was word around campus that him falling down a flight of steps wasn’t quite the entire story. Oh well. He cost himself MILLIONS

  13. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 20, 2012 2:27 PM

    sportfan-

    You can fault Newsome if he didn’t vet his off the field character concerns well that led to the “fall down the stairs”. You take that as a fact like as if there is any strong proof or even credibility that an accident like that happened. If his off the field character concerns are what led to his having that head injury, then that’s on the GM for it is his responsibility to decide what kind of PEOPLE to invest in for his team.

    Either way, he still healed up and he didn’t produce, and there’s a reason. Either he’s not a good player, or the coaches let him down, of which Newsome is also responsible for.

    No matter how you slice it Newsome is 100% responsible, it is HIS fault this didn’t work out.

  14. Stiller43 says: Oct 20, 2012 2:28 PM

    “Kindle suffered a skull fracture when he fell down a flight of stairs three months after he was drafted…”

    Wasn’t it TWO flights of stairs? Getting shwasted ended up ruining his career.

  15. vikingsgohard says: Oct 20, 2012 2:30 PM

    @thebonus44 you sir obviously know nothing about J.Allen especially last year on a bad Vikings team with 22scks ?… You really should look up some facts because he is all of what T.Suggs is an last year a little more(22) as a DE

  16. ravenator says: Oct 20, 2012 2:34 PM

    was supposed t was supposed to be in Baltimore a week before the accident happened he chose to stay back as long as he could not really sure how thats the gm fault. Keep on hating haters Suggs only helps the 5 and 1 Ravens and theyll keep on winning you all will keep on complaining

  17. gobirds215 says: Oct 20, 2012 2:40 PM

    gotta send Sergio to Ball So Hard University

  18. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 20, 2012 2:42 PM

    Hope Sergio gets a chance elsewhere. Just not down the Beltway, especially with the Skins probably parting with Fletcher after this season.

  19. ramcountry says: Oct 20, 2012 2:44 PM

    That’s a hell of a comeback for Suggs.

    When his injury occured I thought he’d be lucky to be back by December.

  20. ahostiletakeover says: Oct 20, 2012 3:03 PM

    He must be closer than I thought since the didn’t use the 3 week PUP to practice window. I figured it would be after the bye before we saw him on the field, but this move signal a true outside chance of him playing some on Sunday…now, please have ZERO setbacks Sizzle and be smart.

  21. jlv3gem says: Oct 20, 2012 3:21 PM

    Sergio to the Jets

  22. jrocknstuff says: Oct 20, 2012 3:21 PM

    If it were anyone other than Suggs, Lewis or Reed the Ravens would have gone after money for hurting himself playing basketball. He specifically violated his contract and Bisciotti just sucked it up.

  23. stairwayto7 says: Oct 20, 2012 3:40 PM

    Can’t wait to head Suggs achilles sizzle like bacon when in snaps again!
    Kindle= another overrated Texas player!

  24. ravensnosncaps says: Oct 20, 2012 5:21 PM

    @stairwayto7
    Another tasteless steelers fan comment.

  25. baltimoresohard says: Oct 20, 2012 5:45 PM

    Kindle would be an upgrade for the Jets at QB.

  26. justautumnwindbaby says: Oct 20, 2012 6:10 PM

    @thestrategyexpert;
    How well would YOU have fared if you were “properly vetted?” Also, can you define “properly vetting?”
    I mean, really, what kind of questions can you ask that will predict that a guy will fall down some stairs?
    Besides, how do you measure the mindset of someone who willingly participates in the gladiator
    spectacle that the nfl has become? Have we learned nothing from mike tyson? The very thing that made him such a beast in the ring,mde him an a– outside of the ring. When he was medicted, and “niced up”, he. Could no longer fight….
    We loved him when he was knockong people out….
    To sum this up, we look for ON THE JOB PERFOMANCE FIRST, and HOPE for “character “

  27. jwreck says: Oct 20, 2012 6:53 PM

    thestrategyexpert says: Oct 20, 2012 2:27 PM

    sportfan-

    You can fault Newsome if he didn’t vet his off the field character concerns well that led to the “fall down the stairs”. You take that as a fact like as if there is any strong proof or even credibility that an accident like that happened. If his off the field character concerns are what led to his having that head injury, then that’s on the GM for it is his responsibility to decide what kind of PEOPLE to invest in for his team.

    Either way, he still healed up and he didn’t produce, and there’s a reason. Either he’s not a good player, or the coaches let him down, of which Newsome is also responsible for.

    No matter how you slice it Newsome is 100% responsible, it is HIS fault this didn’t work out.
    _______
    That’s ridiculous. While it probably applies more in this case, the vast majority of NFL players, to say nothing of young twenty-somethings, drink and party, there’s no way to predict a freak accident like being drunk and falling down two flights of stairs.

    You could just as easily vet a player’s off the field concerns; find out they’re a really nice, respectable guy; and have their career ended when a trucker falls asleep at the wheel and T-bones their car on the way to pick up some toilet paper from CVS.

    What? All those in-depth interviews and you never learned this player didn’t have a limitless supply of toilet paper!!?? C’mon Newsome, do your job!

  28. FoozieGrooler says: Oct 20, 2012 8:46 PM

    ..maybe suggs will grace us with another of his cerebral t-shirts to mark the occasion. try not to stutter on it this time Terrell

  29. ppdoc13 says: Oct 20, 2012 8:59 PM

    @stairwayto7 – nice class. You are why most people hate steeler fans.

    Kindle was a swing and a miss. We will never know what he could have been. But for we very Ozzie miss like , kindle, boller, Travis Taylor etc ther are the home runs like JO, Ray Lewis, rice, boulware, ngata etc. we will give him a pass on kindle just on the second round selection of Torrey smith.

  30. ricksaints says: Oct 20, 2012 9:02 PM

    Not a Ravens fan. Wish Suggs luck. Hope that he is not rushing or the team is not rushing him back. Ask Panther LBs Thomas Davis, Jon Beason about coming back too soon.

  31. dretwann says: Oct 20, 2012 9:04 PM

    Sergio can come to DC! ‘Rakpo is out the rest of the season and we need help. Might as well give him a shot. Not like he is a flop football wise. He had a major injury. I bet the fire inside is blazing right now! Just looking for another chance.

  32. randallflagg52 says: Oct 20, 2012 9:47 PM

    jrocknstuff says:Oct 20, 2012 3:21 PM

    If it were anyone other than Suggs, Lewis or Reed the Ravens would have gone after money for hurting himself playing basketball. He specifically violated his contract and Bisciotti just sucked it up.

    ==================================

    You don’t know what you are talking about do you? The Ravens do not operate that way. It’s not like Suggs was skydiving when he got hurt, Bisciotti said he’d take the risk a player get’s hurt playing basketball than have a player sitting on the couch all off season.

  33. phuzzyd says: Oct 21, 2012 12:47 AM

    gobirds215 says: Oct 20, 2012 2:40 PM

    gotta send Sergio to Ball So Hard University
    ——————————————————–
    Sergio was on the way to BSH University when he got tripped up at Fall So Hard University.

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