105.7 The Fan in Baltimore reports that Ravens RE Terrell Suggs is out for the 2012 season with a torn Achilles' tendon.
ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed the news and reported that Suggs tore the Achilles' playing basketball. He'll have surgery "next week sometime." Suggs could open the season on PUP, but the Ravens wouldn't be smart to rush him back from this injury. The Achilles' tear helps explain the Ravens' use of the 35th overall pick on Courtney Upshaw. They'll also need Paul Kruger, Pernell McPhee, and perhaps Sergio Kindle to step up. Suggs is coming off his best NFL season with career highs in sacks (14) and forced fumbles (7). No defensive player in the league was more dominant down the 2011 stretch, and Suggs was rewarded with 2011 Defensive Player of the Year honors. The injury is a crushing blow to Baltimore's defense.