No Chance The Ravens Cut Terrell Suggs For Salary Cap Space

I’m still grinning like an idiot thinking about the confetti falling in the Superdome after the Baltimore Ravens were crowned Super Bowl Champions. So much so that I’ve chosen to ignore their terrible salary cap situation for the 2013-2014 season.

Part of the team’s tight financial situation has to do with Terrell Suggs‘ contract. The Ravens’ linebacker has two years remaining on his current deal and his cap number is an astounding $13.02 million according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.

With Joe Flacco due to make top five quarterback money, the Ravens could be over $20 million above the salary cap.

Many have implied that cutting Terrell Suggs in an effort to re-sign him to a more team-friendly deal would be their best solution going forward. However, Luke Jones points out that the Ravens would only save $1.8 million with $11.2 in dead money.

The Ravens would have to completely restructure Suggs’ deal altogether.

If only they could hop in the DeLorean and take back that five-year deal for Ray Rice. I like the guy, but man does that deal hurt.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

3 Comments

  1. Dude

    February 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

    What about Ngata’s contract? I love the guy, but he’s only had a good half season since signing his huge contract. His cap is at 11.5..

    At this point, I would love to see them continue to be good and have a good chance at another Super Bowl run, but with some of the huge contracts and Flacco’s number coming up, I would be ok with them cutting some fat and going younger with smaller contracts on defense.

  2. spy

    February 13, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Lets face it , Suggs had to be hurt in the playoffs , he looked slow and non-interested…………Ngata was a no-show also , these two guys are a drain on the CAP,,,,,,,,,,something must be done,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Yea Joe is going to get a lot of money but he produces , these two players are a drain,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    p.s. what happens to Rice in the big games ?

    Seems like Ozzie has paid big money to guys that don’t show in big games,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,time to cut them loose or renegotiate contracts…………….

  3. FellsPointChris

    February 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    It’s possible. What has Suggs done for the Ravens lately? Last offseason he hurt himself in a basketball game.