Baltimore Ravens

Ravens sign Sergio Kindle to practice squad, cut Jordan Mabin

The Ravens have signed former second-round outside linebacker Sergio Kindle to the practice squad.

The Ravens announced the previously reported move this morning and cut cornerback Jordan Mabin from the practice squad.


The former All-Big 12 selection went unclaimed off waivers today after being released Saturday when the Ravens activated Suggs from the reserve-non-football injury list.

"He was good about it, actually," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said when asked how Kindle handled being released. "I think he's very determined to be a good football player in this league. We're going to see if we can get him onto the practice squad. We have some tough choices to make there.


"We still think he has a chance. We really think there's a possibility he could grow into a player. We've seen some glimpses in practice."

Drafted in the second round out of Texas in 2010, Kindle fractured his skull days before training camp of his rookie season.

The Dallas native suffered permanent hearing loss in his left ear when he fell down two flights of stairs and suffered neurological damage that required several months of rehabilitation.

Kindle recorded his first career NFL tackle, a solo stop, against the Philadelphia Eagles during a 24-23 loss at Lincoln Financial Field on Sept. 16. However, he has been a healthy scratch for the past four games.

"I love Serg," nose guard Terrence Cody said. "We came in together and I kind of looked at him as an older brother and stuff because they were looking for us to do some things for the defense and the defense. It's kind of depressing. At the same time, it's a business."

Kindle had expressed disappointment recently to The Sun about his level of activity, but vowed to keep working hard.
"It would be nice to play against anybody," Kindle said prior to being released. "I don't really ask the coaches anything. You just work hard, and the time will come. You got to be calm. Frustration ain't going to get you nowhere. I'm practicing well. I got to keep doing that, and it will all fall into place."