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Terrell Suggs' absence could mean more blitzing from secondary

Terrell Suggs' absence could mean more blitzing from secondary

The indefinite absence of reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year and five-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is already a worrisome topic with regards to the Ravens’ pass rush. It could also force the secondary to add another responsibility to its plate. If Paul Kruger, Albert McClellan and rookie Courtney Upshaw can’t fill the void created by Suggs’ ruptured right Achilles tendon, the defense might be forced to get creative with its blitzes. And that could entail asking the cornerbacks and safeties to get more involved. Free safety Ed Reed declined to say Thursday whether the secondary will be blitzing more this season, saying, “We haven’t...

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