Terrell Suggs has waited a while to get back on a football field with the Ravens, but that time has finally arrived.
Suggs is off the Player Unable to Perform list and practicing with the Ravens on Monday, his first on-field action since tearing his Achilles in Week 1 last season.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) August 15, 2016
Suggs, 33, is entering his 14th NFL season, all with the team that drafted him 10th overall in 2003. The six-time Pro Bowler is sixth in active sacks with 106.5 and has posted double-digit sacks in each of his past four full seasons.
This is the second Achilles injury he has worked back from since 2012, although he came back from the last one to post 22 sacks during a two-year span. He is one of a number of key Ravens players trying to return from major injuries suffered in 2015, joining Joe Flacco (ACL), Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (PCL).
When he’s full-go, Suggs will return to his edge rusher role opposite Elvis Dumervil in Baltimore’s hybrid 3-4 defense. The Ravens finished eighth overall in defense and 17th in sacks during last year’s 5-11 season.