Refuting a report that
Team and league sources have been emphatic that the Ravens will maintain a cautious approach with the former
When asked about a report that Suggs will play Sunday, the source responded, "I would be shocked if he played."
Asked if he would play Sunday, Suggs replied: 'If it didn't come from coach [
Contrary to a report, Suggs said he has no plans to bring family or friends to the Texans game.
Suggs said he acknowledged there's a risk of a setback to keep in mind.
"That's always a concern," Suggs said. "We're going to make the decision as a group whether I should sit out or suit up."
Suggs just started practicing Wednesday, but his activity level was minor.
Suggs tore his Achilles tendon in late April and had it repaired by Dr.
Although Suggs has noted that the new procedure should accelerate the process and that his tear was higher up toward the calf muscle, this would still be a very fast return if he was to play in a game so soon.
The more realistic target goal for Suggs has been some time in November.
The Ravens rank 26th in total defense and could use Suggs' run-stopping and pass-rushing skills back in the lineup. However, this is only the sixth game of the season and logic would seem to dictate that Suggs take more time before attempting to play.
Plus, Suggs is not in optimal condition right now and is carrying extra pounds above his usual playing weight of 260 pounds.
When asked what it's been like for him to sit out, "It's been miserable."