2. Is Kindle Vildor a trade option for the Baltimore Ravens?
Kindle Vildor is only going to be 26 years old this season, and he has 1,489 snaps in his career, with 863 snaps in coverage. When you consider that a player at this age and experience is available for next to nothing, it seems like an easy decision for the team.
Vildor has been up and down throughout his career after being a fifth-round pick in 2020. However, some of that has to do with how bad the Chicago Bears pass rush was last season. Either way, he started nine games for the team last year. However, they drafted Tyrique Stevenson and Terell Smith, so the odds of him staying with the Bears plummeted.
The Bears played him in the fourth quarter of their preseason opener. This is essentially a signal to the world that he will be available for whoever wants him. The Ravens wish they had someone like that to play that late into the game. Vildor will be a free agent after this year, and the Bears may cut him, so a conditional pick will do the trick. His salary is less than some of the first-round rookie deals we noted, too.
This could help both sides, and find Vildor a new home where he may be able to get on the field again.