Terrell Suggs Could Leave Ravens?

Although the Ravens would like to re-sign Terrell Suggs, the veteran pass rusher will have a solid market in free agency, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (Twitter link), who adds there is a “very real possibility” Suggs will not be in Baltimore in 2019.

The Ravens had made Suggs an offer, tweets La Canfora, but the two sides aren’t close on the numbers. While Baltimore expects to continue conversations with Suggs, there is no deal considered imminent. Although Suggs is entering his age-37 campaign, he’s given no hint that he’s ready to retire, and fully plans to continue his career next season.

The Cardinals could become a destination for both Suggs and fellow Ravens free agent C.J. Mosley, as La Canfora writes in a separate piece that the some of the duo’s Baltimore teammates believe the pair could head to the desert. The Ravens opted not to use the franchise tag on Mosley, which would have allowed him to collect a fully guaranteed salary of $15.443MM next year.

Despite his advanced age, there aren’t many signs Suggs is slowing down. He played 744 defensive snaps in 2018, second-most among Baltimore’s front seven defenders (trailing only Mosley). During that time, Suggs posted seven sacks and ranked as the NFL’s 36th-best edge defender among 103 qualifiers, per Pro Football Focus.

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7 comments on “Terrell Suggs Could Leave Ravens?

  1. jb19

    Ravens defense going to look much different next year. Baker is going to tear their ass apart.

  2. MiserablePadreFan

    T Sizzle coming home to Pittsburgh baby! He’s always wanted to wear the black n yellow! Book it

  3. bravesfan88

    I’d absolutely love both Suggs and Mosley in a 49ers uniform next season. Suggs would be the perfect veteran for either Bosa or especially Allen, and Mosley would be an excellent fit next to Warner for the four to five seasons.

    Foster was obviously a bust for the 49ers, but hitting in the versatile Warner has helped them quite a bit. Pairing him with Mosley, and allowing Mosley to stay around the box and occasionally blitz could do some real wonders for the 49ers defense.

    Having a veteran mentor at each level of their defense could go a real long way towards helping the 49ers get back to having a strong defensive core again. Sherman, Suggs, and Mosley would each pair and combine to help all the 49ers young defenders. Adding those two, Bosa/Allen, and Earl Thomas would instantly make the 49ers defense a force once again!!

    Clearly, that’s an absolute best case scenario, but it isn’t entirely a dream, they certainly have the cap space to add Suggs, Mosley, and Thomas…It just truly depends on how aggressive Lynch wants to be moving forward, but the necessary pieces are there to really help evolve this defense and attract players that’ll help mentor all their young, developing prospects..

    If the 49ers improve their defense, especially their pass rush and the back-end of their secondary, then the NFC better watch out!!

  4. crosseyedlemon

    Would be just too weird seeing Suggs wearing any uniform but the Ravens. Hope an agreement is reached that allows him to retire with Baltimore.

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