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New York Giants Host Private Workouts for Ex-Raven Sergio Kindle and Other Free Agents

January 25th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
By Casey Sherman

The New York Giants worked out former Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Sergio Kindle and a number of other free agents on Thursday. Kindle was cut from the Ravens practice squad earlier this month. He left the workout without being offered a contract, but that doesn't mean the Giants will rule out offering him a deal in the future.

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Kindle, a stand out at Texas, was once projected to be a first-round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft. The Ravens would select him in the second-round with hopes of bolstering their line backing core. However, the night before his first training camp practice, Kindle suffered a fractured skull after falling down two flights of stairs. His NFL career never really got started as a result. Kindle was active for only two games last season and recorded zero statistics. Head coach John Harbaugh explained why the decision was made to cut Kindle during the playoffs.

“That was a conversation that was between Sergio and I,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “I think most of it should remain private, but it was positive. It was kind of mutually agreed upon between the two of us. It was nothing that he did or didn’t do. I told him I have high hopes for Sergio, I really do."

“He and I have gotten real close. 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.”

Kindle was cut in October to make room for Terrell Suggs, who was activated from the non-injury list. He was then signed to the practice squad with a $96,900 contract.

Teams will have to be cautious when deciding whether or not to give Kindle a chance. He was arrested in 2010 and pleaded guilty in 2011 to DWI charges after an incident in Howard County.

Kindle headlines a list of free agents the Giants tried out that includes tight end Jamie Childers, defensive back Buddy Jackson, kicker Justin Medlock, punter Jake Rogers, tight end Steve Skelton, quarterback Chester Stewart, wide receiver Patrick Turner and kicker Carson Wiggs.

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5 Responses to “New York Giants Host Private Workouts for Ex-Raven Sergio Kindle and Other Free Agents”

  1.  GOAT56 says:

    Repost:

    GOAT56 says:

    January 24, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Do people realize that NO set an NFL record in yards given up in a season? Spags had a great run with us but he’s not a great defensive mind. I think he’s a good coach who’s scheme just fit our players well.

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    G-MenFan says:

    January 24, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    …as opposed to Perry Fewell, who’s schemes fit nobody.

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    GOAT56 says:

    January 24, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Fewell has been a better defensive coach the last 5 years. Mike Martz was once an offensive genius. Right now Spags is just another good defensive mind, much like Fewell. Neither is great or bad.

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    sonnymooks says:

    January 24, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Spags schemes fit us, its a perfect marriage between the talent we have and the scheme he uses, like a round hole and a round peg.

    With Fewell, its been more like a violent rocky marriage, with square pegs and round holes.

    Its not that Spags is a genius or Fewell is an idiot, its more about the right fits. Fewells schemes simply don’t fit well overall, they can work in short terms, here and there, but overall, it isn’t a clicker.

    Spags schemes fit us to a “T”, the players fit in perfect, everything clicks, it does take time and adjustment, but it fits, it works. W

    Would Fewells schemes work better somewhere else ? Depends on where, again, its about talent and scheme meshing.

    Spags schemes worked here, and fit here, they didn’t work in N.O., they weren’t bad in St. Louis, the defense improved over there, but they fit perfectly over here.

    Bring Spags back !!!!

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    •  GOAT56 says:

      The problem is that it WAS a perfect marriage. But that was then and it’s 4 years later now. Even if Webster returns only him and Tuck were starters when Spags was here. We have different players with different strengths and weaknesses. Maybe Fewell scheme is wrong for these players but it doesn’t mean that Spags would be right.

  2.  G-MenFan says:

    First Keith Rivers. Now Sergio Kindle. Who’s next, Chevy Chase?

    We can lead the NFL in pratt-falls.

  3.  F0XLIN says:

    I actually wouldn’t mind taking a look at Sergio if his alcohol problems are behind him. He was a great all around LBer at Texas, coverage skills were starting to develop and would be a hell of a rush SLB

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