In the aftermath of the season-ending injuries to Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb, the Ravens now look ahead to the eventual return of linebacker Terrell Suggs as a silver lining.
According to a CBS Sports report from Jason La Canfora, the Ravens will take Suggs off the reserve physically unable to perform list, which affords him the option of beginning to practice on a very limited basis.
It still remains a mystery when the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year will return to game action, however, as coach John Harbaugh said Monday the Ravens hadn’t decided whether Suggs would take part in practice this week. Placed on the reserve physically unable to perform list at the start of the regular season after suffering a partially-torn Achilles tendon in the spring, Suggs is eligible to begin practicing this week after sitting out the first six weeks of the regular season.
“We haven’t decided that yet,” Harbaugh said. “He’d be eligible this week, with the PUP rules, to start practicing. … We’ll make that decision, obviously, by Wednesday, and we’ll just have to see where we’re at then and see how he is doing.”
Under the rules of the PUP list, Suggs will now have three weeks to practice before the Ravens must place him on the 53-man roster. Of course, Suggs can be placed on the 53-man roster at any point prior to that since the intitial six-week requirement has been fulfilled.
The 30-year-old Suggs is expected to be brought back slowly and is unlikely to play until some time in November.