Terrell Suggs out for Ravens

  • ESPN.com news services | December 9, 2012

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, who has a torn biceps, is out Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Suggs had been listed as questionable. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Suggs "held up real well" in practice this week but he didn't give any hints on whether the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year would suit up.

The Ravens also will be without inside linebacker Ray Lewis, who has been sidelined with a triceps tear. Sunday will mark the first time in nine years that the Ravens wouldn't have Suggs or Lewis on the field. It would also leave the Ravens thin at linebacker and vulnerable against the NFL's top rushing attack.

Meanwhile, Dannell Ellerbe, who has started in place of Lewis, also is out with an ankle injury.

Baltimore will try to limit scrambling quarterback Robert Griffin III and surprising rookie running back Alfred Morris with a different look at linebacker. Rookie second-round pick Courtney Upshaw will move back into the starting lineup in place of Suggs. Reserve linebackers Albert McClellan and Brendon Ayanbadejo combined to fill in at inside linebacker, where Lewis and Ellerbe had started.

The Ravens have the 23rd-ranked run defense in the NFL.

Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and ESPN.com AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley was used in this report.

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