Terrell Suggs was cut by the Arizona Cardinals just three weeks before the end of the NFL season.
The outside player, who played college football in the state of Arizona, signed a one-year, $ 7 million deal with the last Cardinals away after 16 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.
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Suggs, the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, was a seven-time Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl winner with the Ravens, for whom he had 132.5 sacks.
He has only 5.5 in 13 games for the Cardinals in 2019, and has now left Arizona, which has the NFL’s worst defensive unit in yards allowed.
“It was a mutual conversation, as this was the case,” Clint’s chief coach Cliff Kingsby told reporters on Friday.
“Respect was both ways, we know what has happened in this league, the Hall of Fame player that we were and we wanted to have those conversations.”
We have released LB Terrell Suggs.
– Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 13, 2019
The Cardinals were the worst team in the NFL last season and are 3-9-1 at the bottom of a highly competitive NFC West this time around.
“There is frustration that we didn’t win more games,” Kingsbury added.
“As the season went on, apart from playing in the playoffs, we wanted to see what we had with some young players and we felt it was the best move for both parties.”
Suggs, 37, will be available for resignation and could now join a playoff team like the Ravens.