The Baltimore Ravens locked up their defensive leader for life, and created some salary cap space.
The Ravens and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs have finalized a new four-year contract extension, G.M. Ozzie Newsome announced Monday.
“What it does, it just allows us to have the opportunity to pursue some of our own guys but also be prepared when free agency opens up March 11, if there’s players that are attractive to us, then we can pursue them,” Newsome said.
The Ravens could end up restructuring defensive tackle Haloti Ngata’s deal as well (he has a team-high $16 million cap hit this season) to create additional space as well.