Terrell Suggs met with the Baltimore media Wednesday for the first time since last season.
After an Achilles injury forced the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year to miss all of last year’s offseason and six regular-season games and zapped much of his explosiveness, Suggs is refreshed this year, Ryan Mink of Baltimoreravens.com reports.
“Everybody could tell that I wasn’t really the player I’ve been known to be around here,” Suggs said.
“The goal was to train to be the best player for your team, your organization and for a city that has given you so much. The organization and the faith they had in me, and the fans have really had patience with me coming off the injury. I really wanted to show them the player that I really am.”
Suggs didn’t specify how much weight he’s lost this offseason, but he looks considerably trimmer. He said he identified his “food allergies” this year, meaning those foods that quickly make him gain weight. He joked that he played volleyball with 10-pound medicine balls this offseason, in addition to the usual running and weight-lifting workouts.
“I feel good. I don’t want to sell myself short, I also don’t want to pat myself on the back this year,” Suggs said. “I’m just going to continue to work. It’s a pleasure just to go to work with the guys right now. I’m really just enjoying that.”