Terrell Suggs was waived by the Arizona Cardinals on Friday in a surprise move, per Adam Schefter. He will be on waivers until Monday at 4 p.m. ET but according to Schefter, the 17-year-veteran plans to only report to the Baltimore Ravens, the team he spent the first 16 seasons of his career with.
Though he is eligible to be claimed on waivers at 4 pm ET Monday, former Cardinals’ pass rusher Terrell Suggs will strongly consider not reporting to his new claiming team if it is anyone other than the Baltimore Ravens, per league sources.https://t.co/MuIrLAPdbv
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 14, 2019
Schefter reported that Suggs would be owed $350,000 for the remaining two games of the season by any team that claims him, but he “doesn’t care about that money; he cares about returning to Baltimore, which is his overwhelming preference.”
Suggs was named to seven Pro Bowls and selected First-Team All-Pro as a Raven from 2003-2018. He started 213 out of 229 games for Baltimore over a period of 16 years in which he had 854 tackles, 132.5 sacks, and 33 forced fumbles.
Although Suggs has made his desire to return to Baltimore known, Schefter questions if any contending teams that need help in the pass rush would disregard his wishes and claim him anyways.
“The answer will come sometime Monday afternoon,” Schefter reported.