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Suggs is the Ravens' $89 million linebacker

Terrell Suggs' four-year extension marked the fourth time he signed a contract with the Baltimore Ravens and brought his career earnings to $89 million.

Suggs has already made $73 million from his first three deals with the Ravens. His extension guarantees him $16 million in 2014 and 2015.

His rookie deal paid him $10 million for his first five seasons. In 2008, Suggs earned $8.4 million from the franchise tag. A year later, he became the NFL's highest-paid linebacker when he signed a six-year, $62.5 million contract. He received all but $7.8 million (his 2014 salary) from that record deal when he signed his extension Monday.

Let's break down the $73 million that Suggs has already earned:

  • $6.6 million per season

  • $442,424 per game

  • $772,486 per sack

Suggs, though, has repaid the Ravens beyond his play on the field. His extension gave the Ravens much-needed salary-cap room, lowering his cap number from $12.4 million to $7.8 million. Suggs went from having the second-highest cap hit for all outside linebackers in 2014 (only Pittsburgh's LaMarr Woodley was higher at $13.5 million) to having the seventh-highest cap number.