Terrell Suggs will ‘strongly consider’ reporting only to the Ravens if claimed off waivers
After his release by the Arizona Cardinals, Terrell Suggs is available to 32 teams, but he wants to be with just one of them. Suggs, who is eligible to be claimed on Monday at 4 p.m. ET, wants to play with the Baltimore Ravens.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Suggs, 37, will “strongly consider” not reporting to any team not named the Ravens. With Baltimore last on the waiver priority at 12-2, that means every team will have to not put in a waiver. If they do, they risk wasting their time.
“Suggs has told some people that he is unlikely to report anywhere other than Baltimore, wanting to finish his NFL career in the same city in which he started it,” said Schefter.
If Baltimore were to claim him, they would owe him a hair over $350,000 over two weeks.
Suggs, an Arizona native, starting his career in Baltimore as their first-round pick in 2003. The 37-year-old would like to return to his old stomping ground — perhaps for one last run at a Super Bowl.
In his 16 seasons with the Ravens, Suggs tallied 132.5 sacks, 33 forced fumbles, 854 combined tackles, 193 tackles for loss and 191 quarterback hits. In doing so, he won the Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2011, earned seven Pro-Bowls honors and one first-team All-Pro nod. He won the Super Bowl with them in 2013, to cap off a 10-6 season.
Suggs played 13 games with the Cardinals, recording 5.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. As a member of the Redbirds in Week 2, he lost to the Ravens, 23-17.