Two of the Baltimore Ravens main leaders on its roster in outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and wide receiver Steve Smith both went down with unfortunate injuries to start the 2015 season. Suggs tore his Achilles in week 1 against the Denver Broncos and Smith tore his Achilles in week 8 against the San Diego Chargers.
Both of their seasons came to end immediately, but both players are in the middle of their own respective rehabs to get ready for the 2016 season. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome noted that he has recently spoke to Suggs and that Suggs is doing well as he discussed via BaltimoreRavens.com.
[Suggs is] progressing well," Newsome noted. "I spoke with Dr. Anderson, because he's on one of the medical committees, and he had just saw Steve Smith, and he said he was doing very well also. And I fully anticipate that by the time we play our first game - first regular-season game - that they'll both be ready to go."
Suggs, 33, will be entering his 14th NFL season (All with the Ravens) and will look to continue to add to his career sack total which is 106.5, a franchise record. Suggs certainly wasn't going to retire due to his season ending injury last season so he clearly has a chip on his shoulder for this upcoming season.
Smith, 36, will be entering his 16th NFL season (Third season with the Ravens) and will be looking for one goal that has escaped him his entire career: A Super Bowl ring. Smith is also in the final year of the three year contract he signed with the Ravens during the 2014 offseason and his teammates will look to send him out on top.