Ravens sign linebacker Terrell Suggs to four-year deal

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Baltimore, MD, United States (4E Sports) – The Baltimore Ravens have signed Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs to a four-year contract extension, likely ensuring that he will end his career with the team.

“I’m truly flattered and honored that I get to be Raven for life,” said the 31-year-old Suggs, who will receive $21 million over the first three years of the contract, which includes $16 million guaranteed.

With the signing, the Ravens also freed up $4 million in cap space.

A first-round pick in 2003, Suggs has been to six Pro Bowls and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2011. He is the team’s all-time leader in sacks (94.5) and forced fumbles (29).

Suggs had a tremendous start in 2013 with nine sacks in his first eight games. But he managed only 20 tackles and one sack in his final eight games.

“I think I was probably trying to do too much,” Suggs said. “As one game went by and two games went by, it was like, ‘I need to get a sack, I need to get a sack.’ I stopped letting the game come to me.”

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