As Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs put it: "We kind of live by the creed of, if you can breathe, then you can play." Well, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year is breathing and he's practicing despite a torn right biceps, albeit on a limited basis. Its telling that he was listed as questionable Friday. Although Suggs characterized himself as a game-time decision, typically the players the Ravens list as questionable do play in the game. And Suggs is tough. Not only is he back early from a surgically-repaired partially torn right Achilles tendon suffered in late April, but he once played in the AFC championship game despite a painful shoulder injury and recorded three sacks. Bottom line: Suggs isn't normal when it comes to pain threshold. And this is a huge game. The Ravens make the playoffs with a victory. They can clinch the division with a win combined with losses by the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. They need Suggs to play and play well against Robert Griffin III. Unless theres a problem in warm-ups, Suggs seems likely to play. And his gutty presence may inspire his teammates. It's been a rough week for Suggs. There was the injury to deal with, and also legal issues involving his longtime girlfriend, Candace Williams, and a custody battle for the couple's two young children. A good performance against the Redskins would be one way for Suggs to take his mind off his troubles for a few hours.
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