Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs will start training camp on the PUP list in an effort not to rush back from the Achilles tear he sustained in last year’s season opener.
“We’re close to where we want to be,” Suggs said on Wednesday, according to ESPN. “I’ll be honest with you: The Ravens side of me is like, ‘F--- it, Sizz, let’s go. Let’s play some football.’ But I’ve got to be smart with it. I can’t be timid, but I’ve got to be smart. It won’t be long before I’ll be off of it and out there practicing with the guys.”
The full Ravens’ squad reported to camp on Wednesday, and practice will begin on Thursday. Coach John Harbaugh said last month that he thought Suggs had a chance to participate in camp, but the team doesn’t want to rush his recovery.
Suggs, 33, is the Ravens’ oldest defensive player. He has played in Baltimore for 13 seasons and recorded 511 career tackles and 106.5 sacks. He has been selected to six Pro Bowls and was the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year.