The Baltimore Ravens are not ready to give up on outside linebacker Sergio Kindle, who has played in only two games in his two-year career.
At the NFL combine on Friday, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome told reporters that the team wants to see what Kindle can do in a full offseason.
“We’re looking forward to Serg being part of the offseason program,” Newsome said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com. “It starts from Day One, being part of the offseason program, go through the OTAs and the minicamp.
Kindle, 24, fell down two flight stairs prior to the start of training camp in 2010, suffering a fractured skull in his head. He was forced to miss the entire 2010 season, and there was thought that his career may be over.
However, the University of Texas product, came back to make the active roster in 2011, but was activated for just two regular season games.
Kindle, who is an exclusive-rights free agent, has to accept whatever contract the Ravens offer him, or he decline and try to sign elsewhere.
It will be interesting to see how this Kindle story will play out this offseason. For Kindle to make the active roster in 2012, he’ll need to stay out of trouble off-the-field and hit the books just as much as the weights.