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The Ravens have reached a contract extension with OLB Terrell Suggs that saves the team salary cap space.
The new deal has been "verbally" agreed to, and Suggs will sign it on Monday morning. Details of the extension/restructure are unavailable, but under Suggs' old contract he was due a hefty $7.8 million base salary entering a contract year. That salary is likely to be chopped significantly, with Suggs losing little or no money and getting most or all of the rest back via a "signing" bonus. His previous 2014 salary cap charge was a whopping $12.4 million.
Terrell Suggs LB BAL 21 Days
The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens are "making progress" in contract talks with Terrell Suggs.
Suggs has one year remaining on his current deal and is set to count $12.4 million against the cap next season. Extending Suggs would allow the Ravens to free up money to sign in-house free agents Dennis Pitta and Eugene Monroe, among others. Baltimore is an estimated $11.88 million under the 2014 cap.
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The Baltimore Sun believes Terrell Suggs will need to restructure his contract or take a pay cut to remain with the Ravens.
Suggs is set to count $12.4 million against the salary cap in the final year of his deal. The Ravens don't have much cap space to spare. After registering nine sacks in his first eight games of 2013, Suggs' play fell off dramatically as he notched just one sack over the second half of the season. The Ravens would save $7.8 million against the 2014 cap by cutting Suggs.
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Terrell Suggs was added to the Ravens' injury report Thursday, missing practice with a foot issue.
It's always a concern when an injury pops up out of the blue like this, but beat writer Aaron Wilson would be "very surprised" if Suggs missed Sunday's game against the Bengals. His status will be updated in the next 48 hours.
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Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs is "down nearly 20 pounds" from 2012.
There had been reports all offseason of Suggs slimming down, but never a number. LBs coach Ted Monachino believes Suggs is on a mission. "It's a different Suggs than I've seen in the last four seasons," Monachino said. "He feels fast, he feels flexible and he feels strong." Plenty of players feel fast, flexible and strong in camp, but it's a great sign after Suggs appeared sluggish coming off his Achilles' injury last season. Going on 31, Suggs is signed through 2014.
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Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs reported to training camp "lighter, stronger, and faster," and reportedly appears "on a mission" this season.
Suggs lost eight games last year to a partially torn Achilles', and wasn't quite the same upon return. "This season I have come back lighter because I just want to be the best player I can be," Suggs explained. "I know critics are supposed to have their opinions, but I'm getting pumped to prove them wrong." Look for Baltimore's defense to ascend back into the top ten or five this season.
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The Baltimore Sun reports Terrell Suggs is "noticeably thinner" than he was last season, where he lost the vast majority of his offseason to a torn Achilles'.
Suggs didn't play with the same explosiveness after he returned in Week 7, and part of it may have had to do with lost conditioning time. Torn Achilles' have become far less daunting to return from in recent years, but going on 31, it's quite possible Suggs will never return to his pre-injury form.