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Sergio Kindle clears waivers, will return to Ravens on practice squad

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Sergio Kindle’s time in Baltimore isn’t over just yet.

Kindle, the Ravens’ first selection in the 2010 NFL draft, was waived on Saturday to make room on the 53-man roster for Terrell Suggs. But now that Kindle has cleared waivers and become a free agent, the Ravens are bringing him back for the practice squad.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said at his press conference today that the Ravens were optimistic that Kindle would be back, and Jason La Canfora of CBS reported this afternoon that Kindle is, in fact, signed to the practice squad.

Kindle missed his entire rookie year after he suffered a fractured skull in a fall just two months after the Ravens drafted him, and since getting cleared to play in 2011 he’s been a major disappointment, appearing in just three games. But the Ravens are still holding onto some hope that he can do something in Baltimore, and the practice squad is his last chance to prove that he wasn’t a complete waste of a second-round draft pick.

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11 Responses to “Sergio Kindle clears waivers, will return to Ravens on practice squad”
  1. huskersrock1 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:37 PM

    I hope he saved the money the Ravens advanced him. What a waste of a career.

  2. maximusprime107 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:45 PM

    That’s really surprising he cleared waivers. He must be in terrible football shape

  3. broncosaddict24 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:47 PM

    Another UT draft pick that was a bust…

  4. kelmcc says: Oct 22, 2012 6:04 PM

    I’m just glad he’s able to contribute, even as a practice squad player, despite suffering those crippling effects of “narcolepsy”.

  5. footballfan01 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:56 PM

    Nice pick, Ozzie.

  6. dontstabmeray says: Oct 22, 2012 7:08 PM

    Wow if the ravens couldn’t use him for their starting lineup on that pathetic defense he must be horrible.

  7. husky2score says: Oct 22, 2012 7:38 PM

    Footballfan01, hope your being sarcastic there because Ozzie is better then your whole team front office combined, and nobody can predict injuries.

  8. vincentbojackson says: Oct 22, 2012 9:47 PM

    So 31 teams passed on signing this former second round pick and the Ravens welcome him back as a member of their practice squad.

    The only thing worse than making a poor draft pick is not accepting the fact you made a poor draft pick.

  9. deathonwings410 says: Oct 22, 2012 10:04 PM

    Ozzie has been blowing it with some of these high picks going back to Dan Cody in 05, Tarvares Gooden, Paul Kruger, Sergio Kindle, Terrence Cody, etc. These misses, combined with our overreliance on UDFA/late round picks/low ceiling guys and older Ray Lewis and Ed Reed who can no longer cover up all the short comings and here you have the 2012 defense: only 5-6 of these guy would start on the Rex Ryan, Marvin Lewis and Mike Nolan-era Ravens defenses.

  10. sudz28 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:07 AM

    Actually, husky2score, you can – Kindle had a documented drinking and driving problem even before the Ratbirds drafted him. The ‘factured skull’ they give no details on was from him falling down a flight of stairs piss-drunk at a friends party. Shortly thereafter he was busted drinking and driving (again).

    In this case, he’s exactly who they knew they were getting. They took a flyer on the guy hoping he’d mature and they could make something out of him, but obviously they failed.

  11. theuglitruth says: Nov 3, 2012 2:30 AM

    Both the Ravens and the Colts blew it when they passed up on Daryl Washington and Sean Lee in that draft. Those guys are the real deal.

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