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.
A late-season roster surprise: Cardinals are releasing veteran pass-rusher Terrell Suggs today, per source. The 37-year-old Suggs now will go on waivers.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 13, 2019
It’s also uncertain whether the seven-time Pro-Bowl OLB will want to continue playing. But he will be on waivers till Monday.
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.
I think I know a team who would welcome him back https://t.co/QzFaKaWZ02— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) December 13, 2019
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.
Come back home— Matthew Judon (@man_dammn) December 13, 2019
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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