Ravens sign Babin after losing Suggs

Still, this late in his career, it’s fair to wonder what this means for Suggs’ future in the NFL.


The Baltimore Ravens officially signed outside linebacker Jason Babin to a one-year contract Wednesday as a replacement for injured veteran Terrell Suggs. “I was blown away by every aspect of how this organization goes about preparing for winning on Sunday”. Suggs, 32, suffered a torn left Achilles’ tendon during a fourth-quarter pass rush in Sunday’s 19-13 loss to the Denver Broncos and will miss the rest of the season.

The special teams played well when they had the chance to play in the game.

In recent years Babin has been known as a a guy who bounces from team to team.

Babin, 35, had two sacks in 16 games as a situational pass-rusher last season for the New York Jets.

Thomas, 38, was part of the Ravens’ defense for seven of his 10 seasons in the National Football League , including the team’s 2000 Super Bowl-winning season.

“They’re keeping it simple for now”, Babin said after the Ravens workout at San Jose State.

But the Ravens need to move on and focus to rack up some wins as they continue their 2015 season this Sunday at the Coliseum facing the Oakland Raiders. Two guys to watch/pick-up if you’re looking for who’s going to replace Dez’s production. “When you lose a great player like that, it does affect you a little bit, but they have a lot of depth, so we’re getting prepared for that”.

“I like his style”.

Lost in the celebration of Marcus Mariota’s insanely good rookie debut was a hand injury to one of his best offensive weapons, tight end Delanie Walker.

“When they do call it, it’s about us being aggressive and not sitting back and letting the offense think too much and being able to have time to make plays”. “He looked like he’d fit us well”. The same goes for Aiken, who is money in the red zone but is clearly not ready for a full time role (44 snaps, 3 targets, 1 catch, -1 yard?). The coach added that cornerback Trumaine Johnson was feeling better following a concussion, and that running back Tre Mason could play Sunday after sitting out the opener with a hamstring injury.

One of those guys is Smith, who vowed to use being inactive in Week 1 as motivation. The trio showed promise in the preseason.


Suggs has been the ultimate playmaker for the Ravens over the last decade and he has put up strong numbers for the team over this last stretch. “As far as in this situation, I hate that that had to happen”. “Obviously, he’s a great player and a great leader”. I have to step up. I know the staff wants to stop the run and I’ll start with that.

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