There was once a time when Sergio Kindle was a promising pass-rush prospect, who seemed to fall into a perfect situation.
But the fall down the stairs prior to his rookie training seems to have derailed his career, and now he can’t seem to latch on.
The former second-round pick suffered a fractured skull and hearing loss after his 2010 accident, and has never showed the same kind of burst he showed in college.
The Ravens referred to their parting as “mutually agreed upon,” and coach John Harbaugh said he wishes Kindle the best.
“He and I have gotten real close,” Harbaugh said at the time. “I feel some responsibility for him and really want to see him do well. I really think he has a chance to be good in this league. I’ll be there to support him and do whatever we can to help him. He’s hoping for an opportunity somewhere where he can maybe take the next step.”
When a team that has invested in you is ready to move on, and you can’t find a job at a time when teams are signing guys for expanded offseason rosters, it’s reasonable to wonder whether there is another step for Kindle.