Cardinals Cutting Veteran OLB Terrell Suggs

     

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury announced Friday that they’ve waiving veteran OLB Terrell Suggs

Kingsbury explained that they made conversations with Suggs before releasing him and the two parties ultimately felt this was best for both sides. 

Adam Schefter reports that it remains to be seen whether Suggs will look to continue his NFL career. Suggs is on waivers until Monday, so he can be claimed by another team.

Tom Pelissero notes that Suggs is owed $3 million guaranteed for the remainder of the season, but a team claiming him would only have to pay him a prorated portion of this figure with Arizona picking up the rest. 

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. 

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.

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