Suggs and Ravens’ Deadline on Extension Looming


Published: July 12, 2009

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... fate in 2010 and beyond lies in waiting this week. Whether the Ravens are able to sign outside linebacker/defensive end Terrell Suggs to a long-term extension is a key question that must be answered.

Suggs was designated the franchise tag for the second consecutive season this February, and as a result was not present for the team’s minicamp and Organized Team Activities (OTAs).

The deadline for the team to sign their franchised player to long-term deals is July 15 at 4 p.m.

If a new deal isn’t reached, Suggs would have no other option but to sign his franchise tender, and the Ravens would have to wait until the season is over to sign Suggs to a new deal, once he becomes a free agent once again.

Failing to re-sign Suggs could spell trouble down the line. Though it would not necessarily mean Suggs would leave the Ravens, Suggs would be become a free agent for the third straight year. This would put pressure on the team to either fran...

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