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La Canfora: Ravens extend LB Terrell Suggs a contract offer

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Back in December, Terrell Suggs stated he wasn’t ready for retirement.

“I don’t feel that itch,” Suggs said to the media. “Ain’t no hair standing up on the back of my neck right there.”

This was right before he eclipsed Ray Lewis for most games played by a Ravens player.

Now, the Ravens and Suggs are in talks for season 17 after the franchise extended a contract offer to the linebacker.

As I’ve wrote before, I’m all for Sizzle’s return.

He’s a valuable veteran who is still capable of producing on the field. He’s earned over $100 million over the lifetime of his career in Baltimore and I don’t expect he’s asking for top billing. Just last season, he produced 7.0 sacks, 34 combined tackles, 13 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and a touchdown. He’s transitioned into a great rotational player who continues to win battles on the gridiron. With over $40 million in cap space in 2019, finding a middle ground with Suggs shouldn’t be difficult. Signing Suggs won’t keep them out of re-signing C.J. Mosley or making a play for other free agents, either.

It will be interesting to hear the updates on this deal between the two as NFL Free Agency begins on March 13 at 4:00 p.m. ET.