OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Don't let Terrell Suggs' mischievous smile, devil-may-care demeanor and playful nickname fool you. Underneath all that fluff is a serious football player, one who stands out as the unquestioned leader of the Baltimore Ravens defense.
Now in his 15th season, the Ravens' career sacks leader is the lone remaining star from a renowned unit that once featured All-Pros Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Haloti Ngata.
"It's a new era of Ravens. Yeah, I'm the (Darth) Vader of the group, the last of my kind, but I like that," Suggs said Thursday. "I'm very fortunate to be the last piece of that transition. It's a good feeling, but it's also exciting to see these young guys trying to make a statement."