Last week I wrote that the Ravens should part ways with failed draft pick Sergio Kindle. You know Kindle’s story; he was the Ravens first pick in the 2009 NFL draft, but didn’t play a game until 2011 after he fractured his skull from a fall down two flights of stairs.
Just a few weeks ago, John Harbaugh told the media that Kindle struggled to learn the Ravens defense, which kept him off the field for the majority of 2011.
Admittedly, I don’t think the Ravens will ever get any production from Kindle, but their general manager doesn’t agree. “We’re looking forward to Serg being part of the offseason program,” Newsome said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine according to Ryan Mink at BaltimoreRavens.com. “It starts from Day One, being part of the offseason program, go through the OTAs and the minicamp.”
“I think we have a very good handle on what his strengths and weaknesses are and it’s going to be interesting to see how we can integrate him into the defense,” Newsome added.
Kindle offseason will certainly be an interesting storyline. If he stands any chance on this team he’ll need to stay out of trouble and hit the books as much as the weights. But I still have my doubts.