And all that that implies.
Despite some reports that it’s a done deal, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that it’s not actually done yet. However, the two sides have agreed to terms, and at this point it’s expected that a deal will be done.
The deal is sufficiently close that Suggs currently is in the air from Arizona to Baltimore. While it’s possible that a fight will develop over an obscure term, it’s highly unlikely that the situation will blow up at this point.
Suggs, the NFL defensive player of the year in 2011, was entering the final year of long-term deal signed in 2009, at a cap number of $12.4 million. Undoubtedly, the cap number for 2014 will drop, probably significantly.
It’ll be interesting to see the terms of the agreement, given the dips experienced in the market for over-30 pass rushers in recent years.