Less than six months after having surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year will take the field Sunday against the Houston Texans.
Suggs practiced all week after spending the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list (PUP). He was moved to the 53-man roster on Saturday and is now active for Sunday's matchup of the top two teams in the AFC.
When Suggs first went down, he said that his goal was to make it back by October, which seemed unlikely for an injury that typically has a recovery time closer to a year.
"I've always had odds against me," Suggs said earlier this week. "Everybody said I couldn't do it, and that's kind of the motto that I live by: If I can't do it, it can't be done. I'm not really into proving people wrong right now. The thing is helping my team win. That's the main objective as of right now."
It's unknown how much time Suggs will see. He will likely be in a rotation with
Suggs' return to the lineup comes at a critical time for the Ravens, who lost linebacker
"It could be [a boost], if I end up running out of the tunnel," Suggs said.
The other big injury news for the Ravens is that defensive tackle
The other inactives for the Ravens are running back
With Harewood down, veteran
With Kemoeatu down, the Ravens activated defensive linemen
The scratches for the Texans are cornerback Roc Carmichael, safety Quinton Demps, offensive linemen Andrew Gardner, Brandon Brooks and Cody White, defensive end David Hunter and linebacker Barrett Ruud.
Texans starting cornerback Johnathan Joseph is active for the Texans after being questionable on the injury report with a groin injury. He knows the Ravens well from his time with the Texans and Bengals, and has intercepted quarterback