The new deal for Terrell Suggs is a FOUR-YEAR extension.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) February 17, 2014
Suggs Contract Details:
- Jason La Canfora reports that Suggs receives a four-year extension that will keep him under team control through the 2018 season and reduces his cap figure from $12.4 million to $7.8 million.
- La Canfora adds that Suggs will receive $16 million fully guaranteed in his new deal.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Suggs will make $12 million in 2014 and will average $7 million over the next three seasons.
- Albert Breer reports that Suggs’ deal is worth roughly $28.5 million over five years.
- Breer adds that Suggs receives an $11 million signing bonus.
- Aaron Wilson reports that Suggs’ cap figures for his deal are: $7.8 million (2014), $6.6 million (2015), $6.7 million (2016), $6 million (2017).
- Jason La Canfora reports that the two sides have in fact reached an agreement on a long-term deal.
- La Canfora adds that this new agreement with reduce Suggs’ cap figure “considerably.”
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the deal isn’t done yet, but it’s expected to be finalized tonight.
- Florio adds that Suggs currently flying to Baltimore and it’s “highly unlikely that the situation will blow up at this point.“
- Albert Breer reports that Suggs new contract will add “multiple years” to his existing deal.
- Aaron Wilson adds that this extension should allow Suggs to finish out his career with the Ravens.
Baltimore GM Ozzie Newsome has scheduled a press conference on Monday to announce the deal.
The two sides were reportedly working on an extension just a few days ago, so it’s really not surprising that they got something worked out before the Scouting Combine.
- Aaron Wilson adds that this new agreement should give the Ravens a better shot at retaining TE Dennis Pitta and LT Eugene Monroe.
Suggs, 31, was entering the final year of his six-year, $62.5 million contract that included $38.1 million guaranteed and has a 2014 cap figure of $12.4 million.
Last year, Suggs totaled 80 tackles, 10 sacks and a fumble recovery while playing in all 16 games. He’s two years removed from being the Defensive Player of the Year, but was forced to miss half of the 2012 season with a partially torn Achilles. Suggs was able to join the team and help them during their Super Bowl run.
Pro Football Focus rated Suggs as the No. 9 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense this season.