Longtime Raven Terrell Suggs surprisingly signs with the Arizona Cardinals

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Suggs played 72 percent of the Ravens' defensive snaps a year ago and recorded 34 tackles and 7.0 sacks in 16 regular season games. Back in 2003, after Suggs had a dominating 24-sack season for Arizona State (Suggs also grew up and went to high school in the nearby Tempe/Chandler area), the Cardinals were in need of a pass rusher and were picking sixth overall. He is the Ravens' career leader with 132 1/2 sacks, tied with Lawrence Taylor and Leslie O'Neal for 13th most in National Football League history.

The Ravens claimed the AFC North title with a 10-6 record before falling to the Chargers in the wild card round of the playoffs. "I'm healthy, and I still feel like I have some juice in the tank".

Despite being 36-years-old, Suggs hasn't shown signs of slowing down. So, we're just going to enjoy it and hope we can work it out. Safety Eric Weddle was cut and signed with the Los Angeles Rams last week, middle linebacker C.J. Mosley played his entire career with the Ravens.

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The big question is how much Suggs has left.

At outside linebacker, the Ravens are particularly thin in the wake of Suggs' decision to leave. Baltimore would likely sign an edge rusher or use an early draft choice to address the need if Smith follows Suggs out the door. Baltimore is slated to host Arizona in a regular-season game in 2019 - and on that day, the Ravens will nearly certainly honor Suggs before kickoff and then trot an unfamiliar cast of defenders after it.

Suggs, who will turn 37 in October, is winding down his career but he has still been productive - since tearing his Achilles in 2015, he has posted sack totals of 8, 11 and 7 over the last three years.

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