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Longtime Raven Terrell Suggs released by Cardinals, potentially available for a return to Baltimore

Longtime Raven Terrell Suggs released by Cardinals, potentially available for a return to Baltimore

The Ravens have been an utterly dominant team all season long, but they do have a potentially fatal flaw. The team’s pass rush has struggled mightily when they don’t blitz, and against a player like Patrick Mahomes it could come back to bite them in the playoffs.

If they’re looking for help, a certain former Raven is now available.

Suggs is an iconic Raven, one of the most accomplished players in franchise history. The 2003 first-round pick spent his entire career in Baltimore before this season, pacing the franchise in career sacks.

He signed a deal to return to his hometown in Arizona with the Cardinals, but now they are moving on.

Suggs obviously knows Baltimore as well as any player can, and even at his age his skillset fits in perfectly to what the Ravens are missing. “Sizzle” has recorded 5.5 sacks in 13 games this season, forcing four fumbles in the process. In the right role, he could help any contender.

It remains to be seen if the Ravens will place a waiver claim, considering they shied away from paying him too much prior to the season. There's also the question of locker room fit; obviously, Suggs is familiar with the organization, but with the team on a ten-game winning streak it could theoretically cause friction to add a new, strong voice into the mix.

Of course, it appears the players would love to see him back in purple and black.

There are no initial signs that the Ravens would pursue Suggs, but it’s easy to imagine mutual interest between the two parties.

The future Hall of Famer returning to Charm City for one final postseason run would be a storybook ending for all.

Ravens fans may want to start dusting off their old number 55 jerseys, just in case.

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Former Raven Terrell Suggs and the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl-bound

Former Raven Terrell Suggs and the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl-bound

Terrell Suggs and the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Tennessee Titans 35-24 Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LIV in Miami. 

Suggs, who spent 16 seasons with the Ravens, will look to cement his Hall of Fame candidacy with a victory in his second Super Bowl appearance (Won SB XLVII) this time as a member of the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs.

Suggs departed from Baltimore before the 2019 season, signing a one-year deal with his hometown Arizona Cardinals before being waived mid-season. 

The Ravens were rumored to be interested in a reunion with their all-time leader in sacks but did not put in a claim, being last in waiver priority, and Suggs was claimed by the Kansas City Chiefs.



While the Ravens' 2019 season ended prematurely at the hands of the Titans, fans in Baltimore can take solace knowing that Suggs and the Chiefs helped bring the Titans' magical season to an end.

Suggs' accolades (2011 AP Def. Player of the Year, 2003 AP Def. Rookie of the Year, 7x Pro-Bowl, 1x All-Pro) will stand the test of time, but adding a second Super Bowl ring to his resume would make his Hall of Fame candidacy that much greater. 

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The Ravens appear to have their entire coaching staff returning for the 2020 season

The Ravens appear to have their entire coaching staff returning for the 2020 season

While the Ravens roster will likely remain mostly together for the 2020 regular season, it appears the coaching staff will stay entirely intact, too. 

After both coordinators, Greg Roman and Don “Wink” Martindale, had interviews with the Browns and Giants, respectively, those jobs were filled by Kevin Stefanski and Joe Judge. 

And more recently, quarterbacks coach James Urban and tight ends coach Bobby Engram were requested for interviews by the Eagles. Harbaugh said both Engram and Urban pulled out of the running and weren’t interested.

“It looks like our staff is going to stay together,” coach John Harbaugh said. “I can tell you that. I’m not saying anything couldn’t happen; there are always things brewing for a certain period of time.”

The Ravens have every offensive starter from the divisional playoff game under contract for next season, and now appear to have the offensive coordinator and all of the position coaches back on-board for another run too. The Ravens set a franchise record with 531 points, led by Lamar Jackson.

Things are still fluid, as a job opportunity for anyone on the staff can pop up out of the blue. But for now, the Ravens look like they’ll run the entire operation back for another go at a Super Bowl.

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