In a similar fashion, Yanda said his feelings about staying with the team that selected him in the third round of the draft in 2007 never wavered. Yanda said his agent talked to a few teams about his availability, but Yanda said his preference was to stay put.
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Kindle not timid
Despite just being recently cleared to return to football after a head injury that wiped out his entire rookie campaign, Sergio Kindle said he is not hesitant about initiating contact with his teammates at training camp.
In fact, the outside linebacker said he is eager to suit up and put on pads Saturday, which will be the team's first full-contact practice of camp.
"I'm looking forward to it, just to see how everything goes," Kindle said after Friday's afternoon session. "My mindset is to go out there and play like nothing ever happened, and that's how you've got to do it because going out there and being hesitant and nervous can lead to you not playing well or it can lead to an injury."
Scott offering shirts
Former Ravens linebacker Bart Scott, now with the New York Jets, has announced a fundraising campaign using his "Can't Wait" slogan to help Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down last season while making a tackle.
Scott's collection of four limited T-shirt designs, 1,200 in all, will be sold and the proceeds donated to the Eric LeGrand Patriot Saint Foundation. "Can't Wait" T-shirts are on sale at www.cantwait57.com and at Baltimore retailer D.T.L.R, 923 N. Caroline Street.
Harbaugh confirmed that seven-time Pro Bowl free safety Ed Reed could practice Saturday. "We expect him to be around tomorrow, but that's not 100 percent," Harbaugh said of Reed, who has had to deal with a family situation. "He has to take care of his issue first. But he's working hard to get back here." … Newsome confirmed that the team is in talks with cornerback Chris Carr. … Safety Dawan Landry has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to the Florida Times-Union. Tom Zbikowski and Haruki Nakamura are the leading candidates to replace Landry in the starting lineup. … The Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, New York Giants and Houston Texans are reportedly in the mix for free-agent fullback Vonta Leach, according to Fox 26 in Houston.