LB Suggs highest paid linebacker in NFL history

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BALTIMORE – Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs signed a six-year, $63 million contract Wednesday, making him the highest-paid linebacker in NFL history.

BALTIMORE – Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs signed a six-year, $63 million contract Wednesday, making him the highest-paid linebacker in NFL history.

The contract, which assures him $38 million in guaranteed money, provides a long-term solution to Suggs’ unsettled status as the team’s franchise player.

“I’m looking forward to showing them that they didn’t make a mistake and they got the right guy,” said Suggs, the Ravens’ franchise player for the past two seasons. The 6-foot-3, 260-pounder had until 4 p.m. Wednesday to work out a deal or face being stuck with the franchise tag for another year.

“I am glad it is over. Now we can get back to football,” Suggs said. “Getting this done took compromises on both ends. I wanted to stay in purple and black, the Ravens wanted to keep me in purple in black, and they stepped up and showed me that.”

Had Suggs not signed, he would have played the season for $10.17 million and become a free agent next season.

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