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Terrell Suggs released by the Cardinals; will be subject to waivers until Monday

Does Suggs land back in Baltimore?

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In a surprising move, the Arizona Cardinals are releasing one of their veteran pass rushers that will be the subject of great interest to Baltimore fans:

Terrell Suggs is an all-time Ravens legend who left his longtime team to head home to Arizona and play for the Cardinals in an apparent swan-song season. Some rumors also came out about how he didn’t want to continue to play for the organization as he felt he didn’t have much left in the tank, and didn’t want to remain on their books as he didn’t feel it would be fair to them.

For whatever the reason was, Suggs departed ahead of what has been one of the best regular seasons in Ravens history. Contrarily, Arizona is on a losing streak in the midst of a 3-9-1 effort, though Suggs does have a respectable 5.5 sacks on the year.

Naturally, talk of a reunion with Baltimore is already bubbling up. The Ravens first shot at him would be a waiver claim, which they’re currently last priority on due to them possessing the best record in the NFL.

The speculation is sure to run rampant because with the Cardinals in a free fall despite Suggs having a decent season, the possibility is always there that he requested his release. In that sense, he could just be done with playing altogether and wanted to get a jump start on retirement, or he could be trying to navigate a way back to the Ravens for the coming playoff run.

A lot would have to happen and there’s no way to know at this point, so all we can do is wait and see if a reunion is in fact in the cards. As always, be sure to keep circling back with Baltimore Beatdown to see if/when the news comes down.