As posted here a couple of weeks ago, Terrell Suggs was franchised by the Baltimore Ravens as a linebacker, netting him a one year salary of $8.065 million for the upcoming season. Now, T-Sizzle is trying to get the Ravens out of cooking the books on his franchise tag, and has filed a grievance against the team to be designated as a defensive end and receive an additional $814,000 more for the year.
It’s only right that they go through this process to get him money he really deserves. You understand the team’s perspective in managing salaries to create the most leverage in rookie and free agent signings, but the front office isn’t the party that need be concerned with laying their future security on the line every Sunday.
Suggs brings a versatile component to the Ravens defense, and it’s only right that the matter goes to arbitration.