Rapoport reports that the Saints, 49ers, and Seahawks also placed claims for Suggs, but the Chiefs had the higher priority.
The Chiefs just lost DE Alex Okafor for the season, so it makes sense that they would be in the market for a pass rusher.
It will be interesting to see what happens next, as Suggs reportedly prefers to finish out his career with the Ravens and has said he would “strongly consider” not reporting if claimed by another team.
Suggs, 37, is a former first-round pick of the Ravens back in 2003. He played out the final year of his five-year, $28.5 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed and made a base salary of $6.5 million for the 2018 season.
The Cardinals later signed Suggs to a one-year, $7 million contract this past March before waiving him on Thursday.
In 2019, Suggs has appeared in 13 games for the Cardinals and recorded 37 tackles, 5.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and a recovery. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 70 edge rusher out of 110 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.