Suggs and the Ravens Still Far Apart on a Long Term Deal

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With the deadline to sign franchise players Wednesday, it appears that one player that won’t be getting a deal is Ravens LB Terrell Suggs. He’ll play under his one-year deal worth $10.2 million. The Carroll County Times reports on the stalemate:

Barring a major breakthrough in negotiations over the next two days, the Baltimore Ravens are considered unlikely to sign Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs to a long-term contract extension prior to Wednesday’s NFL deadline governing franchise players.

Designated as the Ravens’ franchise player for the second consecutive year, Suggs is expected to play this season under a one-year, $10.2 million tender. The Ravens have entertained paying Suggs in the neighborhood of Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, but that hasn’t bridged the gap.

Although that blockbuster offer sheet has been on the table for the past few months, Suggs and his agent, Gary Wichard, haven’t been inclined to sign off on it.

Suggs means even more to the Ravens now that Bart Scott has left to play for old defensive coordinator Rex Ryan and the Jets. He knows that, as do the Ravens, which is probably why both sides are simply not getting close to a deal.

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