A tremendous pass rusher who consistently beats blockers to the edge. A fantastic athlete with a supreme motor. Has grown as a defender, making plays in both the backfield and in coverage and posting a strong tackle total for an edge rusher. Disrupts a lot of plays. A team leader.
Durability is waning somewhat with age, and he can get a little worn down due to his intense style of play (but he will also play hurt). Somewhat inconsistent covering the pass (although he's above-average in that area).
Pro Bowl linebacker / pass-rusher.
Career Honors & Awards
2012 (XLVII - Baltimore)
Defensive Player of the Year
Defensive Rookie of the Year
Named to play in Pro Bowl
2013, 2011 (did not play - injured), 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
Bronko Nagurski Award
Ted Hendricks Award
Movements & Injuries
Signed by the Baltimore Ravens to a four-year contract extension.
Activated from the physically unable to perform list (right Achilles).
Right Achilles, physically unable to perform.
Knee injury, out.
Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens to a six-year contract.
Designated franchise player by the Baltimore Ravens.
Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens to a one-year contract.
Designated franchise player by the Baltimore Ravens.
Signed by the Baltimore Ravens.
Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 1st round (10th overall) in 2003.
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.
Ravens making progress in talks with Suggs | 02/15/2014 10:43 PM
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.
Ozzie won't commit to keeping Suggs in 2014 | 01/08/2014 10:44 AM
GM Ozzie Newsome was noncommittal on Terrell Suggs' 2014 status with the Ravens.
Aaron Wilson on Twitter
Suggs may need to take pay cut from Ravens | 12/31/2013 2:21 PM
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.
Terrell Suggs was added to the Ravens' injury report Thursday, missing practice with a foot issue.
Profootballtalk on NBCSports.com
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.
Terrell Suggs on his way to DPOY honors? | 10/07/2013 9:56 AM
Terrell Suggs has at least one sack in each game so far.
Terrell Suggs 'down nearly 20 pounds' | 07/29/2013 8:52 AM
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.
Terrell Suggs reports to camp in top shape | 07/23/2013 10:55 PM
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.
Terrell Suggs 'noticeably thinner' | 06/10/2013 10:51 AM
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.
Terrell Suggs jazzed about Dumervil signing | 03/25/2013 10:39 AM
Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs calls new addition Elvis Dumervil the first "dominant pass rusher" he's ever been paired with.
"He is a phenomenal pass rusher and I have not had a chance to play alongside another dominant pass rusher," Suggs said. Whether intentional or not, it's a shot at departed OLB Paul Kruger. Even at 30 years of age, Dumervil is a clear upgrade on Suggs. After seeing what Kruger accomplished opposite Suggs last season, expectations should be high for Dumervil's 2013.
Suggs not planning to have surgery on biceps | 02/14/2013 5:28 PM
Terrell Suggs is not planning to have surgery on his torn right biceps.
Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter
Suggs suffered the injury in Week 13 and missed just one game. The Ravens had been seeking a second opinion on the arm earlier this week, so they must have received good news. Suggs, 31 next season, will be counted on to return to his dominant self as a pass rusher with Paul Kruger likely leaving via free agency.
Ravens seek 2nd opinion on Terrell Suggs' arm | 02/11/2013 3:57 PM
The Ravens have sought a second opinion on a biceps injury suffered by OLB Terrell Suggs on December 2.
The injury cost Suggs just one game -- and he returned to become force in the playoffs -- but offseason surgery to repair the potential tear is a "legitimate possibility." With Paul Kruger seeming likely to depart via free agency, the Ravens will be counting on Suggs as their primary pass rusher in 2013.
The Baltimore Sun mentions OLB Terrell Suggs and DT Haloti Ngata as potential restructure candidates.
Suggs carries a $13.02 million cap hit in 2013 and has two years left on his contract, while Ngata has an $11.5 million cap hit on the books for 2013 with three years left on his deal. Both players would likely get extensions if a restructuring occurred. GM Ozzie Newsome is going to have a lot on his plate after the Super Bowl.
Suggs showing signs of normal dominant self | 01/26/2013 10:05 PM
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that Terrell Suggs is starting to look more like the dominating player he was prior to sustaining his Achilles injury.
Carroll County Times
"He's getting better," Harbaugh said. "He's becoming quicker, faster, more explosive - all of those things. You can tell that it's healing. He's just playing more like a normal 100 percent Terrell Suggs would play." After missing the first seven weeks of the regular season on the PUP list and playing through a torn right biceps since early December, Suggs has been noticeably more effective in the playoffs and had seven tackles in the Ravens' AFC championship win over Patriots. Suggs isn't in any danger of missing the Super Bowl despite being listed as questionable in the injury report.
Suggs' Achilles flared up on Sunday | 01/07/2013 11:06 AM
Terrell Suggs' aggravated his surgically-repaired right Achilles in Sunday's victory over the Colts.
The injury wasn't enough to take Suggs out of the game, however. "My Achilles started acting up, and it felt pretty bad, but I was like, '[Forget] that,'" Suggs said. "I wasn't going to let a repaired tendon steal our glory. ... And we had to make sure we did this for [Ray Lewis]." Suggs has taken a backseat to Paul Kruger as a pass rusher of late.