The Baltimore Ravens and linebacker Terrell Suggs have reached a verbal agreement on an extension.
Suggs, 31, is expected to sign a new deal with the Ravens on Monday morning which will provide the Ravens additional cap space.
As of Sunday night the details of Suggs’ new deal have not been made public but general manager Ozzie Newson and Suggs will speak to the press tomorrow according to the Baltimore Sun.
Under his previous deal Suggs was to make $7.8 million in base salary but was to count $12.4 million against the salary cap. A new deal for Suggs could prove to give the Ravens a way of extending tight end Dennis Pitta as well as offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, wide receiver Jacoby Jones, middle linebacker Daryl Smith and cornerback Corey Graham.
Suggs, who has played 11 seasons for the Ravens and is their all-time leader in sacks (94.5) and forced fumbles (27), and is second in fumble recoveries and tackles. Last season Suggs had 10 sacks but only one came in their final eight games.