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Terrell Suggs says goodbye to Baltimore after 16 seasons

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Terrell Suggs says goodbye to Baltimore after 16 seasons

After 16 seasons, Terrell Suggs is saying goodbye to Baltimore.

The 36-year-old is reportedly signing a one-year, $7 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals bringing the end of an era for the Ravens.

Drafted out of Arizona by the Ravens in the first-round of the 2003 NFL Draft, Suggs would go on to appear in seven Pro Bowls, be a First-Team All-Pro in 2011, record 599 solo tackles, 35 forced fumbles and seven interceptions. Not to forget a Super Bowl XLVII championship. Currently, Suggs ranks 13th on the NFL's all-time sacks list at 132.5. 

Declaring he "would like to be a Raven for life" after the Ravens' Wild Card loss in January, Suggs' decision to head to Arizona reportedly came as a surprise to the Ravens. A vocal leader on and off the field, the linebacker's presences will be sorely missed in the Ravens locker room. 

Working on a one-year deal, the Arizona native could be looking for one last ride before heading off into the sunset.

No matter how much longer Suggs remains in the NFL, he'll one day join fellow Ravens defenders Ray Lewis and Ed Reed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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There’s one team that could reportedly stop a Terrell Suggs return to Baltimore

There’s one team that could reportedly stop a Terrell Suggs return to Baltimore

According to a report from Ian Rapoport, there’s one team that could ruin a Terrell Suggs return to Baltimore

Rapoport reported on Sunday morning that the Tennessee Titans were one team that appears poised to claim the 37-year-old outside linebacker. 

The Titans entered Sunday at 8-5 and tied for the division lead in the AFC South. 

A connection for Suggs in Tennessee is Dean Pees, who was a linebackers coach for the Ravens from 2010 and 2011 before he became defensive coordinator, a role he held from 2012-2017. He became the Titans defensive coordinator in 2018.

The Ravens don’t have much power when it comes to bringing the franchise icon to Baltimore, as they are currently last on the waiver wire. 

Suggs will be on waivers until Monday at 4 p.m., where he’ll find out which team — if any — claimed the former Defensive Player of the Year. 

Adam Schefter previously reported that Suggs might not report to the team that claims him, should it not be the Ravens. 

Whatever the case is with Suggs, the resolution is coming by Monday evening. 

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Report: Terrell Suggs angling to be claimed by Ravens

Report: Terrell Suggs angling to be claimed by Ravens

Terrell Suggs is currently available for 31 NFL teams, but there's reportedly only one team he wants to play for. 

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Suggs only has interest in returning to the Ravens, where he spent the entirety of his career before heading to Arizona this offseason.

Suggs was placed on waivers by the Cardinals on Friday.

Schefter's report states that Suggs has told some people he is unlikely to report anywhere other than Baltimore, showing a desire to, "finish his NFL career in the same city in which he started it."

Suggs is the all-time franchise leader in sacks (132.5) and games played (229) for the Ravens. This year, he has 5.5 sacks, seven quarterback hits and 23 tackles as a member of the Cardinals. It's his first season not in the purple and black. 

The Ravens rank 15th in the NFL with 34 sacks, and could use a pass-rusher like Suggs before the team's playoff push. 

Suggs' position to other teams is likely genuine, as the 37-year-old would certainly love to join the 12-2 Ravens before a playoff push. He was a member of the Ravens when they beat the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 and also has seven Pro Bowls and a Defensive Player of The Year award to his name as well. 

With just two games left before the playoffs begin, Suggs' wild ride from Baltimore to Arizona looks to be headed right back to where his career started. 

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