Ravens star LB Suggs practices for first time
— Monday marked the return of Terrell Suggs.
The Ravens star linebacker practiced for the first time since tearing his Achilles on Sept. 13 in last year’s season opener against the Denver Broncos.
Suggs, 33, recorded 12 sacks in 2014 and 10 the previous year. The 2011 NFL Defensive Player has sacked the opposing quarterback 106 times in his career.
Head coach John Harbaugh said the previous week that Suggs was the closest of any Ravens players on the physically unable
to perform list to returning. Suggs had previously passed the team’s conditioning test without his coach’s knowledge. Harbaugh said the veteran linebacker had been asking to practice, but that he was holding Suggs out.
The Ravens wore shorts at Monday’s non-contact practice. Suggs took part in individual drills, but was limited in 11-on-11 situations.
Defensive coordinator Dean Pees said it was great to have Suggs on the field, but there is no reason to rush him back.
“I don’t think anybody knows his body better than he does at this point in time of his career,” Pees said. “We’ll work him in as we can work him in, but really, his health is the most important thing right now. He knows the defense. He knows what we’re doing, he’s been at all the meetings. Anything we’ve changed, he knows. So now, it’s just a matter of getting him ready.”
Steve Smith Sr., Breshad Perriman, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Elvis Dumervil remain on PUP for Baltimore.
Tight end Crockett Gillmore and wide receiver Michael Campanaro also returned to practice Monday. Gillmore had not practiced since injuring his hamstring on the second day of training camp.
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Ravens star linebacker Terrell Suggs practiced Monday for the first time since tearing his Achilles on Sept. 13.