Completely randomly, the Arizona Cardinals decided to release long-time veteran EDGE rusher Terrell Suggs this afternoon:
#AZCardinals pass-rusher Terrell Suggs was released, coach Kliff Kingsbury announced. An intriguing waiver pickup this week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 13, 2019
Suggs is a highly-accomplished veteran who has a Super Bowl, seven pro bowls, two All-Pro nods, a Defensive Player of the Year award, and a Defensive Rookie of the Year award to his name. The 37-year old signed with the Cardinals this offseason after spending 16 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.
2019 probably hasn’t gone as Suggs envisioned as he should be on a contending team and contributing, though he’s only managed eight tackles for loss, 14 pressures, and 5.5 sacks. Those numbers aren’t overly-impressive, but still very solid for a rotational edge who is up there in age.
If the Rams have any interest — like any other team — they’ll need to submit a waiver claim to have an opportunity to claim Suggs for the remainder of the year. The Rams currently own the 22nd spot in the waiver order.2019
Here are the cap stipulations to claiming Suggs:
The #Cardinals gave Terrell Suggs a $4 million signing bonus in March and owe him the rest of his $3M guaranteed salary if he's not claimed. Now, cut. Any team claiming Suggs would owe him only the prorated portion of that $3M salary for rest of 2019.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 13, 2019
The Rams have a pretty good stable of edge players with the group being made up of Clay Matthews, Dante Fowler Jr., Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, and Samson Ebukam, though an additional pass rusher and veteran never hurts when looking to make a playoff and potential Super Bowl push.