Ravens veteran OLB Terrell Suggs admitted that he’s preparing himself for the possibility that he may not finish out his career in Baltimore.
“I would really love to be in one place my whole career. Not many players can say they did that,” Suggs said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. “But I also understand this is a business and that might not happen. I’m pretty much making my peace with it now. I’m preparing myself for it just in case. What will be, will be.”
For what it’s worth, Ravens HC John Harbaugh believes Suggs is playing as good as he’s ever seen him.
“I really think he is playing the best football I have seen him play in a number of years,” Harbaugh said.
Suggs is in the midst of a solid season for the Ravens and has a relatively affordable salary next year, so it would be a little surprising to see them cut one of their best players loose for cap savings.
Suggs, 35, is a former first-round pick of the Ravens back in 2003. He’s currently in the fourth year of his five-year, $28.5 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $6.5 million for the 2018 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Suggs would free up $4 million of available cap space while creating $2.95 million in dead money.
In 2017, Suggs has appeared in 10 games for the Ravens and recorded 27 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumble and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 30 edge rusher out of 112 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Suggs and his future with the Ravens as the news is available.