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Terrell Suggs, Ravens agree to terms


The Baltimore Ravens have announced that a press conference will be held on Monday.  The attendees will be G.M. Ozzie Newsome and linebacker Terrell Suggs.

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.

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42 Responses to “Terrell Suggs, Ravens agree to terms”
  1. camcameronsucks says: Feb 16, 2014 8:34 PM

    Good news, he is still a very good pass rusher but he’s over 30 now and the motor is going, time to take a little less sizzle.

  2. jakec4 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:35 PM

    Fantastic. This news sure beats Ray Rice gets arrested. Now go get Eric Decker, or Alex Mack, Ozzie.

  3. jamaltimore says: Feb 16, 2014 8:41 PM

    May not be pretty but Tsizzle is a smart man and still a very good football player. Glad he’ll be sticking with the black and purple for his entire career.

  4. datindianboy says: Feb 16, 2014 8:45 PM

    Suggs is a raven for life!

  5. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 16, 2014 8:45 PM

    I bet ozzie signed aged, declining terrell suggs for $120,000,000.

  6. realnflmaster says: Feb 16, 2014 8:47 PM

    A press conference for a guy already under contract? The Bengals would never take part in such buffoonery.

  7. whinybabycarsonpalmer says: Feb 16, 2014 8:47 PM

    Although he didn’t have the best year this past season (like the rest of the Ravens), glad T-Sizzle is staying in purple and black. He’s the heart and soul of the team.

  8. Joemontanaflacco says: Feb 16, 2014 8:56 PM

    While the others sleep, Ravens are getting it done!

  9. ariani1985 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:56 PM

    Come to green bay and play both sides of the ball, we Sux!

  10. eaa11 says: Feb 16, 2014 9:01 PM

    next up pitta and daryl smith.

  11. deathonwings410 says: Feb 16, 2014 9:15 PM

    Doom and Sizzle together again and both healthy, watch AFC.

  12. don2074978 says: Feb 16, 2014 9:29 PM

    Over 30???? Like John Abraham, Age 35, 11.5 Sacks? Contract 2.5M 2014

  13. flash1283 says: Feb 16, 2014 9:31 PM


  14. willbrownimaging says: Feb 16, 2014 9:40 PM

    I’ll be interested to see the terms (and structure) of the contract. As long as it’s a reasonable length and dollar amount, that is very good news for Baltimore.

    Suggs was due to count over $12 Million against the cap, and coming to an agreement on an extension will allow the Ravens front office to make a legitimate push to retain Eugene Monroe.

    With Michael Oher likely having played his last home game at M&T Bank stadium, it would have put Baltimore in a very tough spot to start over with TWO new tackles…particularly when you consider the state of the Ravens O-Line over the course of 2013.

  15. raiderapologist says: Feb 16, 2014 9:51 PM

    realnflmaster says: Feb 16, 2014 8:47 PM

    A press conference for a guy already under contract? The Bengals would never take part in such buffoonery.
    The Bungals would never win a championship, either, so they might want to consider doing something different.

  16. The Steelers cast such an immense shadow over the league. There's no wonder why we are so widely envied. We are superior. We have six Lombardis. What do you have ☹? says: Feb 16, 2014 10:05 PM


  17. patsfan1820 says: Feb 16, 2014 10:27 PM

    No surprise here. Suggs was made to be a Raven the attitude, his style of play, etc. They probably will make most of their moves by keeping their free agents and going in the draft by getting some offensive linemen. Newsome is no fool as much as I hate admitting that.

  18. siggtacular says: Feb 16, 2014 11:30 PM

    Great news to all Ravens fans. Suggs will finish his career as the third greatest ALL-TIME Raven after Lewis and Ogden. Reed will end up fourth, as he finishes his career elsewhere.

  19. Ed Bandell says: Feb 16, 2014 11:34 PM

    While there definitely are some things Ozzie has missed on, such as high draft picks of WR’s, the jury still being out on Jimmy Smith (though he showed a lot of improvement last season), the busts of Terrence Cody and Sergio Kindle…there are some things Ozzie does extremely well.

    Finding undrafted free agent talent, and scooping up players that other teams give up on and finding productive players. I am not sure who is keeping eyes out there on all of these players, but they are doing a bang up job.

  20. steelerstrong says: Feb 17, 2014 12:13 AM

    What a waste of money. And breathable air. Ossie is signing with his heart again. Not his head.

  21. MostlyRight says: Feb 17, 2014 12:35 AM

    Still wish the Cardinals had drafted Suggs and kept the Sun Devil in AZ.

  22. taosravenfan says: Feb 17, 2014 12:39 AM

    Hey rust belt – if I were you I wouldn’t talk until my team shows it can win just ONE playoff game in 20 years

  23. steelcurtainn says: Feb 17, 2014 1:03 AM

    The ravens will overpay, he’s over 30, and his best years are behind him.

  24. ampatsisahypocrite says: Feb 17, 2014 2:13 AM

    Too bad, thought Joe Flacco, that Suggs is coming back. I could’ve used his departure as excuse material for when I pick up where this last mediocre season left off. Wait, thought Joe, maybe I can blame it all on Cam, like the dumb fans did! Uh oh, thought Joe, I just remember, Cam’s not here anymore! Oh well… who else can we not bring back, so I can use that for an excuse?

  25. joeflaccospuremediocrity says: Feb 17, 2014 3:33 AM

    T-Sizzle? More like flash in the pan.

  26. blowfishes says: Feb 17, 2014 6:59 AM

    Be good to see the terms of this deal, as that will probably be replicated in Jared Allen’s contract expectations.

    Hopefully the Vikings will be able to satisfy those demands without having to put too big a dent in our cap space.

    Everson Griffin hasn’t proven himself beyond a situational pass rusher, and though I really hope the Vikings resign him, I have a feeling that he will expect a deal larger than what Allen will get this season.

  27. whentheleveonbreaks says: Feb 17, 2014 7:32 AM

    That equates roughly to $1.50 per facial pustule.

  28. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 17, 2014 8:02 AM

    Does this contract require him to get some results in the second half of the season? It was T-fizzle the last eight games last year.

    This raven move put everyone to sleep JFM….time for another Gatorade bath…how about a statue?

  29. pabrownsfan says: Feb 17, 2014 8:06 AM

    Another smart move by Ozzie.

  30. howiefeltersnatch says: Feb 17, 2014 8:13 AM

    Wrist nub, wrist nub…

  31. howiefeltersnatch says: Feb 17, 2014 8:14 AM

    I like the people who talk about all the Lombardis their favorite team has like they had a part in helping win it.

  32. redrew says: Feb 17, 2014 8:31 AM

    First Flacco….then Suggs…..
    Ozzie has jumped the shark

  33. thebirdsareback says: Feb 17, 2014 8:47 AM

    realnflmaster says:
    Feb 16, 2014 8:47 PM
    A press conference for a guy already under contract? The Bengals would never take part in such buffoonery.
    Well id reply to you with, you don’t really know what its like having a reigning Defensive MVP and superbowl champion on your team for 8 plus years. So he deserves to be announced as a man who is taking a paycut to stay with his beloved franchise that he had so much to do with bringing it to dominance. Bengals wouldnt do this, because they cant…because they dont have the legacy of baltimore already in 20 short years. Bengals have been surpassed, they’re a joke of a squad. So thats why brah

  34. thebirdsareback says: Feb 17, 2014 8:50 AM

    More importantly, if you do your research, which i know barely any of you trolls do. You would see that cutting Suggs would of been complete dead money on the cap, and his cap number was the highest on the team. With a restructured deal, the ravens save huge cap space, keep suggs, and can continue to improve the team. Haters only see hate when its not for their team, even if it means saying something really stupid on the internet. No shame in these trolls games. Well ill crush you

  35. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 17, 2014 9:09 AM

    All I’ll remember about the guy is those stupid t-shirts he made up.

    Grow up man…
    Oops, too late.

  36. thebirdsareback says: Feb 17, 2014 9:20 AM

    As suggs shines his superbowl ring and defensive MVP trophy he laughs at the trolls.

  37. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Feb 17, 2014 9:36 AM

    One of my favorite football players. Congrats Raven fans, your boy is staying home!

  38. SmashMouthFootball says: Feb 17, 2014 9:56 AM

    Ball So Hard University:
    Founded in Baltimore, says in Baltimore.

    Nice work Ozzie, DeCosta, Moriarty.

  39. jtbsteeler says: Feb 17, 2014 10:11 AM

    T-Fizzle, down the second half of the season.

    First Max Starks now, Kelvin Beachum is your daddy.

  40. thebirdsareback says: Feb 17, 2014 12:06 PM

    I love how these unoriginal trolls drop little “Wing Dingers” like T-Fizzle thinking they are funny. Seriously its lame and you grown men are pathetic. SUGGS IS THE TRUTH! AND YOU WISH HE WAS ON YOUR SQUAD!!!

  41. thebirdsareback says: Feb 17, 2014 12:09 PM

    Live News Conferance with Suggs.

    “I had an opportunity to create some cap space for a team that has always taken care of me, to bring in some new exciting players and get another championship”.

    I am sorry but thats the kind of player you want on your team. T-Sizzle is a Ravens for life like Ray Ray and Ogden. He will now be part of the Top three, ousting mr. Reed, who missed his opportunity to ride off in the sunset with the great Ray Lewis. Ed is #4 doe

  42. jtbsteeler says: Feb 17, 2014 12:41 PM

    Suggs was the leader of that below average defense. He led them to a third place finish in the division. I want him around. I want to retire on that right side. Max Starks abused him and so did Kelvin Beachum. They kept that “yam yam” mouth closed.

    Suggs is an overpaid bum. You can keep him.

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