Suggs made four assisted tackles across three playoff appearances with the Chiefs. He notched 40 tackles (24 solo), 6.5 sacks and four fumbles (one of which he recovered) in 15 combined regular-season games with the Chiefs and Cardinals. Suggs spent the first 14 weeks of the 2019 regular season in Arizona, but he came to a mutual agreement to part ways with the team in the interest of making a postseason run. The veteran pass rusher got his wish in Kansas City, where he quickly carved out a rotational role and contributed to the team's Super Bowl victory over San Francisco. It remains to be seen whether the 37-year-old, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, intends to continue his storied NFL career.
Suggs will report to Kansas City, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports. It was reported by Adam Schefter that the veteran linebacker would not be interested in reporting to any team besides the Ravens. However, Suggs has now agreed to head to Kansas City, which could certainly use his help with Alex Okafor (pectoral) out for the season.
The Chiefs claimed Suggs off waivers from the Cardinals on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. After Suggs was waived by the Cardinals, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Suggs would "strongly consider" not reporting to any team but the Ravens, who he spent 16 seasons with. Whether Suggs reports remains to be seen, but it's a wise pickup by Kansas City. Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor (pectoral) is out for the season, so Suggs would provide a valuable edge rush -- 5.5 sacks over 13 games this year -- while keeping him from a fellow AFC contender.
Suggs (hamstring/back) did not participate in practice Thursday. Suggs has yet to appear in practice this week, but he sat out most of Week 10's practices as well before ultimately playing. It is a distinct possibility that the 37-year-old could play without practicing all week, but at least some participation Friday would be a welcome sign.
Suggs tallied six tackles (four solo), two tackles for loss, one QB hit and a half sack during Sunday's 30-27 loss at Tampa Bay. Suggs has hovered between 70 and 78 percent of the defensive snaps in eight of 10 games this season, but his output has been far more sporadic. He's recorded at least a partial sack in five different contests en route to 5.5 overall. Additionally, he's scattered four forced fumbles across the campaign and averaged 3.3 tackles per game. While his league-wide stature has fallen in his 17th season, Suggs is a key cog of the pass rush in his first campaign with the Cardinals.
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