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Sergio Kindle’s agent expects a short-term deal

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Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle (2) and his teammates celebrate after Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy, unseen, was sacked during the first quarter of the BCS Championship NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Sergio Kindle, the Ravens’ first pick in the 2010 NFL draft, signed just a one-year deal with the team after suffering a serious head injury in a fall down a flight of stairs. Now Kindle is finally cleared to play, but he’s not expecting a long-term contract.

Kindle’s agent, Joel Segal, told Vinny Cerrato and Ken Weinman on 105.7 The Fan that a long-term deal isn’t in the cards.

“No, I don’t think we’ll do long-term right now,” Segal said. “Once Sergio shows he’s the Sergio Kindle who was the special player at Texas, that he’s healthy, that he’s ready to roll, the difference-maker that we know he will be if he’s healthy, I think at that point, hopefully, we’ll have a conversation.”

Segal described Kindle as “extra hungry” and “ready to go.” But that doesn’t mean he’s ready for the kind of contract he would have signed last year, if he had been healthy.