Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs endured an injury-plagued season, battling through a partially torn right Achilles tendon that required surgery and a torn right biceps.
It didn't stop the five-time Pro Bowl selection from being ranked 56th overall on the NFL Network top 100 list, which is voted on by NFL players.
He was ranked 11th in 2012 after being named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, and he was 40th the previous year.
Suggs returned by the Ravens' seventh game of the 2012 season against the Houston Texans and finished the season with 22 tackles, two sacks and four pass deflections.
In the postseason, his play picked up as he recorded 21 tackles, two sacks, one pass deflection and a forced fumble in four playoff games.
Suggs contributed two tackles in the Super Bowl, and he had seven tackles and a quarterback hit against the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game.
Suggs registered two sacks and 10 tackles with a forced fumble in a divisional-round win over the Denver Broncos.
A former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year drafted in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft out of Arizona State, Suggs has 84 1/2 career sacks and 29 forced fumbles.
He's the franchise's all-time leader in both categories.
Suggs ranks seventh among all NFL players in sacks since entering the NFL in 2003 behind Jared Allen (117), DeMarcus Ware (111), Julius Peppers (99 1/2), John Abraham and Dwight Abraham (94 1/2 each) and Robert Mathis (91 1/2).
The Ravens are 51-18 all-time when Suggs has at least one sack. He has 12 sacks in 15 career playoff games.
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