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Ravens, Kindle Reach Agreement

By Jesse Jones

The Baltimore Ravens will be without their first pick from this year’s draft, Sergio Kindle, the entire season after fracturing his skull before training camp.  However, this did not stop the team from signing Kindle to a one-year deal that is worth $320,000, the standard rookie salary, Thursday.

Kindle has been placed on the Reserve Non-Football Injury list and will have to sit out the whole season.  He is still optimistic he will be able to play next season, but since it is a brain injury, only time will tell.

Kindle flew into Baltimore Friday to sign his contract and address the media.


Possible Cause Of Kindle Fall

By Jesse Jones

Sergio Kindle, who will miss all of training camp and cannot travel for atleast three weeks due to a fractured skull, has been in contact with former Texas coach Mack Brown.  And Brown believes he knows what caused Kindle to fall down two flights of stairs.

Brown said that narcolepsy might have been the cause for the fall.  Narcolepsy can be defined as a chronic sleep disorder, or dyssomnia, characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness. Narcoleptics usually experience disturbed nocturnal sleep and an abnormal daytime sleep pattern, which is often confused with insomnia.

Before the draft, Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun made it known that Kindle takes medication for narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Disorder.


Sergio Kindle Hospitalized

By Jesse Jones

Sergio Kindle, the first-overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens in this year’s draft, has been hospitalized in Texas after falling down two flights of stairs.

Kindle had swelling inside of his skull after the accident, which was the reason for being hospitalized.  Kindle is doing well though, and it is believed that he will make a full recovery.  The timetable for his return is still unknown.

Because of the injury, Kindle is missing the first day of training camp, today, as all rookies are reporting early.  He remains unsigned.

The rest of the team reports July 30.


Baltimore Ravens Draft Recap

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By Jesse Jones

Dez Bryant. That’s the player everybody believed the Baltimore Ravens would draft when it was their turn in the first round. However, the Dallas Cowboys traded up to the 24 spot, right before the Ravens at 25, and took Bryant. Kyle Wilson was to be the Ravens pick no doubt, right? Wrong. Ozzie Newsome and the rest of the organization traded the 25th pick to the Denver Broncos for three picks, 43, 70, and 114, which boosted their original total of 5 picks to 7. Eric DeCosta, Director of Player Personal had this to say on the trade, “Draft picks are like currency, and we have more money now to play with tomorrow.”

So with that extra currency, what would the Ravens do?

With the 43rd pick, Baltimore took outside linebacker Sergio Kindle from Texas.  Kindle is a Terrell Suggs type player that can get to the quarterback easy, as he sacked the quarterback 16 times over the past two seasons.  Ray Lewis called out the pick.  Then, with the 70th pick, the Ravens drafted defensive tackle Terrence Cody, aka ‘Mount Cody’ from Alabama.  Cody stands at 6′ 3″, 354 pounds.  Cody will be able to fill up the hole left by Dwan Edwards, and will be a great fit next to Haloti Ngata.  By the way, both players, Kindle and Cody, were regarded as first round talents.

In the third round, Baltimore filled a hole at tight end, by drafting Ed Dickson out of Oregon.  Dickson is 6′ 4” and caught 42 balls for 551 yards and 6 touchdowns during his senior year.  Dickson will be the backup to tight end.  In the fourth round, the Ravens weren’t done with tight ends.  They drafted Dennis Pitta out of BYU.  In 2009, Pitta caught 62 passes for 829 yards and 8 touchdowns.  By drafting two tight ends, does this mean that Todd Heaps’ days are limited?

In the fifth round, Ozzie Newsome stayed with offense, as he drafted receiver David Reed out of Utah.  Reed ranked 15th in the nation in receiving yards per game with 91.4.  Reed is expected to become a very good slot receiver, and with Donte’ Stallworth and Mark Clayton believed to be the 3 and 4 receivers, does Reed bring competition for Clayton for the 4th receiver spot?

The last two picks that the Ravens had were in the 5th and 6th rounds.  With the 157 pick, Baltimore drafted defensive tackle Arthur Jones out of Syracuse.  In 2008 Jones, 6-foot-3, 301-pounds, posted 60 tackles, including 13 for a loss.  His senior year was cut short because of an injury in his knee.  The Ravens last pick was offensive tackle Ramon Harewood out of Morehouse.  Harewood has a huge frame at 6’7” and 360 pounds, but will need a lot of work on his technique before he sees any meaningful time.

Baltimore and Ozzie Newsome filled every hole except the secondary.  Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb are recovering from knee injuries, and at times the secondary gave up big plays to opposing offenses.  However, with the additions of the two tight ends and Reed at WR, and Boldin and Stallworth coming in during the offseason, Flacco has plenty of weapons, that still include Derrick Mason, Ray Rice, and Todd Heap (when healthy).  The defensive line got the missing depth in Cody and Jones, and an outside linebacker that can play on his feet, or with his hands down on the line.  Mel Kiper Jr. gave the Ravens an ‘A’ for their draft, and Todd McShay said that the Ravens hit on every pick.

It’s a very popular phrase around Baltimore whenever it comes to the draft, and it can definitely be said again.  “In Ozzie we trust.”

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