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Ravens confident Terrell Suggs will return

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Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in Week One and hasn’t been seen or heard from since, staying away from the team facility and declining to talk publicly about his plans. But the team believes Suggs will be back.

“In my last conversation with him, his answer to me was ‘I don’t want to leave the game the way I left it out in Denver,’” Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome said. “I think he’s using that as motivation.”

Newsome said nothing much should be read into the fact that Suggs chose to stay away from the team after he got hurt.

“I think he had his reasons why for not being here, both personal and other reasons,” Newsome said. “He chose not to be in the building so that the focal point is on the guys, as he would say – on the field, and not necessarily on him as a guy that’s rehabbing.”

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said the team didn’t fully realize just how important Suggs was until it had to play a season without him.

“The one thing that I think I underestimated was when Suggs went down in Week 1,” Bisciotti said. “Now, at the end of the year, I think I didn’t come close to understanding the impact.”

Suggs is scheduled to count $7.45 million against the Ravens’ salary cap in 2016, a hefty price for a 33-year-old coming off a serious injury. But the Ravens think he’s well worth it, and they’re eager to see Suggs back in Baltimore.

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37 Responses to “Ravens confident Terrell Suggs will return”
  1. bleck5 says: Jan 7, 2016 7:13 PM

    Welp. Not having to hear his whiny trash talk after he lost or won was nice while it lasted.

  2. dansardo says: Jan 7, 2016 7:17 PM

    Isn’t that wonderful. He is going to be 34 at the beginning of next season and he wasn’t all that even before he got hurt.

    The Ravens are pretty screwed for at least a couple of years

  3. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 7, 2016 7:20 PM

    I thought no Big Gummy is toast and hope the criminals keep his sorry butt. They always pride themselves in letting vets go before they are done…..but not in Big Dummy’s case.

  4. margoadams says: Jan 7, 2016 7:24 PM

    Won’t make any difference. Ravens are in rebuild mode.

  5. tommykramer9 says: Jan 7, 2016 7:35 PM

    He’ll be gone, just ask Anquan Boldin how that works…….

  6. jim699 says: Jan 7, 2016 7:42 PM

    I wonder if Cleveland’s new analytics guy would entertain any trades for Joe Flacco.

  7. jim699 says: Jan 7, 2016 7:43 PM

    Steve Smith and Terrell Suggs are both done. They just won’t admit it yet. But it doesn’t matter if either one comes back.

  8. bonniebengal says: Jan 7, 2016 7:46 PM

    The Ravens are going to be back strong next year. They will have their injured players back plus a high draft pick and an easier schedule than the Bengals or Steelers.

  9. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Jan 7, 2016 7:47 PM

    Ravens suck.

  10. jim699 says: Jan 7, 2016 8:00 PM

    Don’t worry BonnieBengal you don’t have to worry about the Ravens anymore. They are done for a few years. They’ll probably be playoff contenders again in 2019 or so.

  11. mswravens says: Jan 7, 2016 8:20 PM

    Hasn’t been seen or heard from…except when he prominently showed up on the sidelines & jumbotrons on the occasion of the Ravens smacking down the “back it up” into the playoffs Steelers. Nice piece of reporting there ace!

    Talk is cheap…we are 5-11 and can’t talk. Can only look to prove the haters wrong next year…

  12. kevo95 says: Jan 7, 2016 8:20 PM

    Ratbirds are. Joke especially Jump Ball Joe ,way overpaid

  13. baltimorons says: Jan 7, 2016 8:29 PM

    He’ll return old and worthless.

  14. jillontario says: Jan 7, 2016 8:51 PM

    I like Suggs. Hope he comes back strong…outside of the AFC north

  15. abninf says: Jan 7, 2016 9:00 PM

    He stayed away the whole season? Was he still collecting a paycheck? He couldn’t study film, help younger players, sit in on meetings… or anything? What a team player there.

  16. spartan01 says: Jan 7, 2016 9:03 PM

    “and hasn’t been seen or heard from since, staying away from the team facility and declining to talk publicly about his plans. ”

    You forgot the part where Ozzie said he has actually been around and he’s talked to him multiple times. And you forgot the part where Ozzie said Suggs didn’t want focus on him as a rehabbing player instead of the guys playing.

  17. spartan01 says: Jan 7, 2016 9:06 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jan 7, 2016 7:20 PM

    I thought no Big Gummy is toast and hope the criminals keep his sorry butt. They always pride themselves in letting vets go before they are done…..but not in Big Dummy’s case.

    ~~~~

    Are you talking about James Harrison or Terrell Suggs? So many nicknames I’m confused.

  18. 6andcounting says: Jan 7, 2016 9:15 PM

    I hope he goes to the NFC North so the Steelers don’t have to play him again for 4 years. Great player.

  19. birdgang84 says: Jan 7, 2016 9:39 PM

    I just saw Suggs up at a gas station in North Scottsdale this morning. He still has a VERY noticeable limp.

  20. ezg1 says: Jan 7, 2016 10:01 PM

    Ravens have a long way to go and having resident locker room cancers (Carolina dumped Smith for his continuous outrageous behavior), and Suggs’ will not expedite the rebuild. Newsome seems to have been dragging his feet in replacing the core talent as their skills diminished.

  21. pittguy122 says: Jan 7, 2016 10:27 PM

    I am a Steeler fan and can’t stand Suggs. BUT, he is a flat our baller. Heal up T Sizzle!!

  22. kenberthiaume says: Jan 7, 2016 10:42 PM

    Ugliest man in the nfl. Giant gums. Looks like the creature from predator.

  23. sumkat says: Jan 7, 2016 10:46 PM

    I hope he comes back. How can the NFL survive without a scum bag trying to take out guys knees in the preseason?

  24. enoughofthatalready says: Jan 7, 2016 11:16 PM

    bonniebengal says:
    Jan 7, 2016 7:46 PM
    The Ravens are going to be back strong next year. They will have their injured players back plus a high draft pick and an easier schedule than the Bengals or Steelers.

    Same schedule as bengals and steelers except Ravens will play Jaguars and raiders, steelers will play colts and Chiefs, bengals will play Texans and Broncos.

  25. enoughofthatalready says: Jan 7, 2016 11:19 PM

    Cut him and use the cap money on Megatron.

  26. floridaraven says: Jan 8, 2016 1:07 AM

    Yeah. Suggs was at the last Pittsburgh game in Baltimore. He was on the sidelines. The camera filmed him and the announcers commented on it.

  27. stilrnseattle says: Jan 8, 2016 3:44 AM

    No wonder you ravens trolls are always on the Steeler forum. Its Ghost town in this dump.

  28. coltcountrysteelerfan says: Jan 8, 2016 7:21 AM

    Bonnie, they only have 2 games with a different opener than the Steelers and Bengals. Those 2 games are against the Raiders and Jags, both of whom beat the Ravens this past year and should only be better next year. The Steelers have the Jets and Colts and the Bengals will get the Broncos and Texans.

    The Ravens have been in a downward spiral for a couple seasons and 1 high draft pick won’t change that, they have too many holes.

  29. rankster1950 says: Jan 8, 2016 7:34 AM

    He’s not coming back. In fact neither is Steve Smith. Achilles tendon are tuff to come back from.

  30. gizzmonic says: Jan 8, 2016 7:46 AM

    for the playoffs? lol ha!

  31. sudz28 says: Jan 8, 2016 7:51 AM

    He’s always given my Steelers a run for their money to be sure, but he’s been good for the game. Always comes to play and always good for some funny one-liners. I’d hate to see him go out on an injury so I hope he can come back and at least have one more decent season (against all other teams except my Steelers of course) so he can leave the game with his head held high.

    Good luck T-Sizzle!

  32. qbarrel says: Jan 8, 2016 8:59 AM

    He can come back to fall on the pile at the end of every play just like Ray Lewis did the last few years of his career.

  33. sincewinningsuperbowlravenshavebeen3rdinafcnorth says: Jan 8, 2016 9:22 AM

    Who cares! Enjoy watching the Steelers crush the bungles in the playoffs! Get yo popcorn and couch ready ratbirds fans!

  34. johnnyblumpkin says: Jan 8, 2016 10:31 AM

    sincewinningsuperbowlravenshavebeen3rdinafcnorth says:
    Jan 8, 2016 9:22 AM
    Who cares! Enjoy watching the Steelers crush the bungles in the playoffs! Get yo popcorn and couch ready ratbirds fans!

    Silly Steelers fan. Does one and done ring a bell?

  35. spartan01 says: Jan 8, 2016 10:50 AM

    coltcountrysteelerfan says:
    Jan 8, 2016 7:21 AM

    “…The Ravens have been in a downward spiral for a couple seasons and 1 high draft pick won’t change that, they have too many holes.”

    ~~~~

    I’m guessing last season, when the Ravens spanked the Steelers at home in the playoffs, was so painful your mind erased it. That was exactly one year ago.

    A down year, obviously yes. A spiral, no.

  36. jim699 says: Jan 8, 2016 11:03 AM

    Same schedule as bengals and steelers except Ravens will play Jaguars and raiders, steelers will play colts and Chiefs, bengals will play Texans and Broncos.

    ——————————————————–

    And Jaguars and Raiders might actually be the toughest match-ups next season. Those teams are on the rise. Expect the Broncos and Texans to nose-dive next season actually. And of course, the Steelers always play respectable teams like the Chiefs and Colts better than they play nobodies like the Ravens, who they can’t seem to bother waking up for.

  37. stainlesssteeler says: Jan 14, 2016 4:05 PM

    Oh happy day, another loud mouth professional trash talker returns. It was nice while he was out, made not dislike the Ravens as much. But look, they are washed up and their fans know it, they will be competing with Cincy for last place next year, so big deal, bring back the mouth of Baltimore, you still suck.

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