Terrell Suggs to Practice for Ravens Today and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVOctober 17, 2012

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has been activated off of the PUP list and will begin practicing with the team on Wednesday. Suggs partially tore his Achilles tendon in the spring and has been sidelined since then.

Suggs was the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and led the Ravens with 14 sacks and seven forced fumbles. He will test out his leg and determine how much he will participate depending on how he feels, reports Wilson.

This is obviously a well-timed decision by both Suggs and the Ravens. They are without Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb for the year, and beyond that, the Ravens simply haven't been able to rush the passer effectively without Suggs. Though Suggs will be improving day-by-day, when he does return to the playing field it should make a major difference for Baltimore's defense.


Baltimore Ravens

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Jameel McClain has been shifted inside to take over the middle linebacker spot left vacant by Ray Lewis. Dannell Ellerbee moves outside, as the new starting weakside backer. 

Bleacher Report's James Reagan takes a look at some roster moves the Ravens could make prior to the trade deadline.


Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis doesn't care that his team is one of a number that are currently 3-3 in the AFC, he's just concerned about the Bengals improving, reports Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report says that this year, it's the Bengals and not the Steelers who pose the biggest threat to the Ravens.


Cleveland Browns

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that now Mike Holmgren is out as Cleveland Browns team president, the whole remaining front office has an uncertain future.

Eli Nachmany of Bleacher Report says that Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is playing even better than his stats would indicate, he just needs more receivers.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette points to the Pittsburgh Steelers defense getting less pressure on quarterbacks as the reason why the team has just six interceptions heading into Week 7.

Bleacher Report's Chris G. says that the Steelers offense is showing signs of improvement, but there's still work to be done.