facebook
twitter
search
search

Terrell Suggs signs record NFL contract

July 16, 2009 at 4:02 PM
| License Photo

OWINGS MILLS, Md., July 16 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Ravens have signed linebacker Terrell Suggs to a six-year contract, avoiding the chance he could become a 2010 free agent.

The 6-foot-3 inch, 260-pounder will receive $62.5 million with a $10.1 million signing bonus, making him the highest paid linebacker ever.

"I'm looking forward to showing them that they didn't make a mistake and that they've got the right guy," Suggs told the Baltimore Sun after Wednesday's deadline on signing franchise players for the 2009 season.

"Getting a deal done with Terrell is consistent with our history of retaining our best Pro Bowl players," General Manager Ozzie Newsome said.

Suggs, a former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, made 68 tackles, returned two interceptions for touchdowns and earned his third Pro Bowl berth last season.

Baltimore's first-round pick in the 2003 NFL Draft has 53 sacks, 261 tackles (53 solo) and five interceptions in six seasons.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Josh Donaldson agrees to deal with Tornonto Blue Jays
5 Reasons why Denver Broncos will/won't be repeat champions
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Man uses snowboard to wakeboard on flooded streets
Peyton Manning's mom: 'I would like for him to retire'