Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is expecting to play Sunday in Houston against the Texans just days after returning to practice after being out since April with a torn right Achilles tendon, according to a report Thursday morning from ESPN NFL analyst Adam Schefter:
But more and more it’s looking like there’s a real chance, maybe a better than real chance, that Suggs will make his season debut Sunday.
Schefter also offered up the note that Suggs' family and friends are making the trip to Houston in anticipation of his return to the field. But Schefter also said that Suggs has put on considerable weight during his time away from game-action and might need more than a few days to return to form. Though Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has remained mum on a timetable for Suggs' return, Schefter reported that many sources believe the earliest he would return is November. Suggs, the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is reportedly at the Ravens training facility today, one day after returning to his first practice since the injury. The team will be without its other star linebacker, Ray Lewis, who went down with a torn triceps in a win against the Dallas Cowboys Oct. 14 and is expected to miss the rest of the season.