Baltimore Ravens: Terrell Suggs Reports in Shape, No Distractions


Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) celebrates with Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) after their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Heinz Field. The Ravens won 30-17. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens’ veterans reported for training camp on Wednesday. A day before the team has its first full-team practice.

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The veterans undergo conditioning tests, and the one player everyone was wondering about was Terrell Suggs. He reported for mandatory minicamp out of shape after taking it easy earlier in the offseason, so he still had a lot of work to do during the rest of his offseason.

We never really doubted his ability to be ready before training camp. However, he did not lose all the weight he needed to.

"“Not quite at the weight, but we’re at good fighting weight,” Suggs said during his press conference Wednesday. “We’re here for camp, and we’re going to use this time to shed some more.”"

Suggs lost enough weight to comfortably pass his conditioning test. He is entering his 13th year in the NFL after posting 61 tackles with 12 sacks last season.

He was asked about the situation with Tom Brady and his four-game suspension, but he would not add anything further to the storyline. He said he was glad it was not a problem in Baltimore, and they would focus on Ravens football.

He did talk about entering training camp without any distractions surrounding the team.

"“Yes, we’re happy with it, because last year it was kind of, it was very uncomfortable,” Suggs said. “It’s good to come into camp with no major negative storylines concerning us.”"

The linebacker was not the only player asked about entering training camp without the negative atmosphere. Running back Justin Forsett spoke about it in his press conference earlier the same day.

"“It’s nice. There are no distractions,” he said. “[We] want to go out here and keep it that way and focus on football.”"

Forsett is the starter, but he said he is still going out during training camp to prove to the team that they were right in keeping him. He was asked about the rookie Javorius “Buck” Allen, who is competing for the backup running back position.

"“His running style kind of reminds me of Arian Foster, and with his stride length and being able to set up his cuts, so I’m excited to see what he can do.”"

He is competing with fellow rookie Terrence Magee, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Fitzgerald Toussaint. Allen seems to be in a good position at this point to make the 53-man roster. If the starter keeps comparing him to Foster, who is a proven back in the league, he could get his chance on the field when the season rolls around.

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With other news, the Ravens waived wide receiver Cam Worthy on Wednesday, who had injured his foot earlier in the offseason. In order to fill the empty roster spot, the team signed Tom Nelson.

The strange thing is that the player who will be competing as a wide receiver will be converting from a safety. He has not played in a game since 2011 after being an undrafted rookie in 2009.

It is uncertain whether he will add any considerable depth to the wide receiver battle or if the Ravens think, he will have a chance to make the roster. The first full-team practice will be held Thursday July 30 at 8:30am.

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