Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford said after Saturday's preseason game that he believes Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs intentionally targeted his knees on a tackle.
Bradford, who returned to the field for the first time since missing the 2014 season due to a re-torn ACL, was tackled by Suggs on a play that drew a 15-yard penalty for a low hit.
“I think that was what he was trying to do," Bradford told reporters, when asked if he felt Suggs was aiming at his knees. “I was a little upset. I'm not sure I can repeat what I said to him.”
Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters had stronger words, calling Suggs' hit a “cheap shot at the quarterback.”
“I'm pretty sure he planned it. We practiced against them all week, and I'm pretty sure he was thinking about it,” Peters told reporters. “I really don't know him personally. He talks a lot. I think he is that kind of player—dirty, and takes shots at quarterbacks.”
Asked to respond after the game, Suggs questioned Philadelphia's offensive strategy.
“When you run the read option, you have to know the rules,” Suggs told reporters. “If you want to run the read option with your starting quarterback that's had two knee surgeries, that's on you. That's not my responsibility to update you on the rule.”
Suggs' hit on Bradford can be seen below.