Lock Him Up (in the good way): Ravens, Suggs Agree Long-Term

Some good news after the other day’s terrible (but still suspicious) news of Derrick Mason’s retirement.  Via my WNST text message:

Ravens and Terrell Suggs agree to a 6-yr, $63M contract per many web reports. 

I’ve yet to locate said “web reports,” but I promise to get right on that and report back.

Update:  Hell, that wasn’t so hard.  The ProfessorCrypt Keeper” over at ESPN has this to say:

Terrell Suggs, who never minded playing under one-year franchise tags, found the financial security he was looking for Wednesday when he agreed to a six-year, $63 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source.

The key to the contract was the structure. Suggs will receive signing bonus and option bonus money that will total $33.1 million in 2009 and 2010, according to a source. That is believed to be second only to Peyton Manning, who received a $34 million signing bonus. Defensive end Dwight Freeney received $31.5 million in signing and option bonus money during the first two years of his contract with the Colts.

Suggs had until 4 p.m. ET to sign a long-term deal. Had he not found the long-term solution, he would have played the season at $10.17 million and become a free agent next season. Now, on a long-term deal, Suggs becomes the highest paid linebacker in NFL history.


5 Responses to “Lock Him Up (in the good way): Ravens, Suggs Agree Long-Term”

  1. The Future Mrs. Joe Flacco Says:


  2. goob Says:

    I’ve got a tingling feeling in the front of my pants

  3. The Future Mrs. Joe Flacco Says:

    You should probably get that checked out by a doctor, goob.

  4. Molly Says:

    Such good news for Baltimore fans. Overpaid perhaps- one can make that arguement, but I’m not. An organization has gotta do, what an organization has got to do.

    Now on to the WR sitch!

  5. NestMinder Says:

    Sounds like Dr. Flacco is offering, goob…

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