Terrell Suggs Seeking 2nd Opinion About His Torn Biceps and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 12, 2013

Though salary cap discussion and Joe Flacco's contract have been dominating the Baltimore Ravens' brief offseason thus far, there are other concerns for the team—namely, the health of linebacker Terrell Suggs.

Suggs tore his biceps in early December, but missed only one game. Now, as Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports, he's seeking a second opinion before deciding whether to undergo surgery. If he chooses to do so, it will be the second offseason surgery for Suggs in as many years.

Making sure Suggs is healthy is extra important for the Ravens this year, with Ray Lewis retiring and Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger potentially leaving as free agents, the team needs as many healthy veteran linebackers as possible.

 

Baltimore Ravens

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, will meet next week to continue negotiations in hopes of reaching a long-term deal with the quarterback before the March 4 franchise tag deadline.

Bleacher Report's Nick Kostora provides a humorous look inside the Gmail inbox of newly retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

 

Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy spoke with Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis about his new position coach, Hue Jackson.

Chris Roling of Bleacher Report breaks down why the Bengals won't be drafting Manti Te'o this year.

 

Cleveland Browns

Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports breaks down salary cap situations around the league and says that the Cleveland Browns, with their approximately $30 million in available cash, might make moves for free agents Paul Kruger and Mike Wallace.

David DeWitt of Bleacher Report gives his four thoughts on what the Browns should do to bring on more talent this offseason.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says that the Pittsburgh Steelers would be better off to retain linebacker James Harrison—granted he takes a pay cut or restructures his contract.

Bleacher Report's Pete Martin breaks down whether you should buy or sell particular free agency rumors concerning the Steelers.