Suggs' 2014 salary is due to count $12.4 million against the
team's salary cap but, according to the report, a more cap-friendly
deal is likely to be struck.
Suggs, 31, struggled in the second half of last season before
finishing the year with 80 tackles and 10 sacks.
After being named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, Suggs
missed half of 2012 with an Achilles tendon tear and a torn biceps
muscle. He has 94.5 sacks in 11 seasons.
If the two sides agree to a restructured deal, the Ravens could have
enough in savings to negotiate new deals with left tackle Eugene
Monroe, linebacker Daryl Smith or tight end Dennis Pitta. However,
the team is unlikely to re-sign right tackle Michael Oher.
The San Francisco 49ers and wide receiver Anquan Boldin
are in talks
to negotiate a new deal to retain the free agent.
Last week, NFL Network reported that the 49ers want Boldin back and
CSN Bay Area reported that the two sides were looking to complete a
multi-year extension before March 8, when free agents can start
negotiating with other teams.
Boldin will be 34 in October.
Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Will Smith
wants to return to
playing defensive end.
Smith, who was recently released by the Saints, said he is at his
best at defensive end. The Saints switched him to outside linebacker
in their 3-4 alignment last year but he tore an ACL in August and
missed the season.
"I think I'm, at heart, a 4-3 defensive end," Smith told NFL
Network. "That's something I would like to play. But if I go to a
team that requires me to play outside linebacker, I'm cool with
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Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, who has tweeted a number of
controversial comments, apparently has pulled the plug on his
Twitter account, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
The account otherwise known as @68INCOGNITO is no longer in
existence. At some point since Friday, Incognito terminated the
account, according to the report.
Incognito had tweeted a number of comments regarding his
relationship with Miami teammate Jonathan Martin that may not have
helped Incognito's situation.
On Wednesday, he tweeted: "Dear Jon Martin..... The truth is going
to bury you and your entire 'camp'. You could have told the truth
the entire time."
In a report issued Friday, NFL investigator Ted Wells concluded that
Incognito, guard John Jerry and center Mike Pouncey bullied and
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina;
editing by Gene
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