OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Terrell Suggs is ending up his 16th season within the NFL, and the Baltimore Ravens exterior linebacker has no plans on making this his last one.
“I do not really feel that itch,” Suggs stated Wednesday. “Ain’t no hair standing up on the again of my neck proper there.”
Suggs, 36, will play in his 229th sport on Sunday, surpassing Ray Lewis for probably the most video games by a Ravens participant.
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A seven-time Professional Bowl participant and the NFL defensive participant of yr in 2011, Suggs will enter free company for the primary time in his profession on the finish of the season. Baltimore can win the AFC North by beating the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, so there’s an opportunity Suggs will play within the postseason.
However, has he thought of whether or not Sunday might be his last regular-season sport for the Ravens?
“Nah, there’s rather a lot of issues which can be all the time a chance,” Suggs stated. “You may’t actually harp on the damaging. It presumably might however that hasn’t crossed my thoughts like, ‘Oh my God.’ We have got enterprise to deal with. We’ll cross each bridge when it is time to come there.”
Suggs ranks second on the Ravens with seven sacks this season. His 132.5 profession sacks are tied with Lawrence Taylor and Leslie O’Neal for 13th all-time in NFL historical past.
The 10th general choose of the 2003 draft, Suggs is the franchise’s all-time chief in sacks (132.5) and compelled fumbles (35) and ranks second in complete tackles (844) and fumble recoveries (14).
“He is going to be a Corridor of Famer,” guard Marshal Yanda stated. “He is been a cornerstone for our group so long as I have been right here. That speaks volumes of his manufacturing on the sector and the way he approaches each single day.”
Historical past shows the Ravens will half methods with some of their finest all-time gamers. Whereas Lewis and Jonathan Ogden spent their whole careers in Baltimore, different star gamers similar to Ed Reed, Haloti Ngata and Jamal Lewis completed elsewhere.
“I believe everyone knows what Terrell Suggs means to the franchise,” coach John Harbaugh stated. “I actually admire him as a participant, and an individual and a pacesetter.”