Contract talks progress for Suggs
BALTIMORE, MD (The Spread) - Despite recent speculation that his days in Baltimore were numbered, progress is being made to keep Terrell Suggs in purple.
The Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens are "making progress" in contract talks with Suggs, who has one year remaining on his current contract. His deal is set to count $12.4 million against the team's salary cap next season, so extending Suggs would allow the Ravens to free up money to re-sign some of their current free agents.
A month ago general manager Ozzie Newsome was noncommittal on Suggs' 2014 status. The Baltimore Sun also wrote that Suggs would need to take a pay cut or restructure his contract to remain with the Ravens, who drafted him in the first round out of Arizona State back in 2003.
Despite winning the Super Bowl two years ago, the Ravens took a step back last season while missing the playoffs entirely. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Ravens are currently 40/1 to win the 2015 Super Bowl, giving them the same odds as the Giants, Steelers and Rams. The Seahawks remain favored at 11/2.