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Postby liny195 on Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:54 am

Sixteen years into his NFL career and just four months before his 36th birthday Aaron Jones Jersey , Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs darts around the field like a kid in a pickup game.

"I still love it," Suggs said Thursday at the conclusion of minicamp. "It's still my playground. That's where I get to be myself."

Football has never been a chore for Suggs, the Ravens' sack leader with 125陆. He works hard at his craft, but he perceives his rigorous offseason regimen over the past two years to be a small sacrifice to maintain a high level of excellence.

"We stepped it up," he said. "As you get older, you have to really listen to your body."

The results were on full display this week at Baltimore's mandatory minicamp. Suggs' arms bulged with muscles, and his quickness did not escape the notice of coach John Harbaugh.

"The guy is in phenomenal shape. He's at another level of conditioning," Harbaugh said. "He's on a mission, and I think he's headed for the Hall of Fame. I want to see that statement made this year, next year and for as long as he plays."

Former Ravens star Ray Lewis will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, and Suggs has a legitimate chance to join him there one day.

That, however, is not what motivates Suggs to perform at his best.

"One thing I learned from the Hall of Famers on this team is that they never really chased the Hall of Fame," Suggs said. "There was nothing more important than what they were doing at the moment. I can't practice every practice or play every play like, 'Oh, I'm trying to get into the Hall of Fame.' If it happens, God willing, it will happen. But that's not the No. 1 important thing in my life right now."

His goal is to get another Super Bowl ring. And Joey Bosa Jersey , of course, to have a blast during that pursuit.

"I really couldn't picture myself doing anything else," Suggs said. "You know what they say: If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life. So I'm pretty much still having fun as a kid."

Now entering his 11th season, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has never known a time in Baltimore when Suggs wasn't there.

"I feel like he's 2 years older than me, yet somehow he's been in the league for 20 years," Flacco said with a grin. "It speaks volumes for what kind of person he is, what kind of player he is. He's a special player. I've definitely been lucky to be around a handful of those types of guys, and one of them is going into the Hall of Fame in a couple of months."

When Lewis approached the end of his career, he formally announced, "This will be my last ride," as the 2012 season approached its conclusion.

That's not Suggs' style.

"I'll never do that. I don't think I'll ever be able to say that going in," he said. "It will probably be one day, I'll wake up ..."

After a slight pause, Suggs added, "I don't think I'll never not love it. I didn't choose this. I was born, and this is what I am. We'll just take it one year at a time."

Someone asked Suggs, whose nickname is "T-Sizzle Ricardo Allen Jersey ," whether there was ever a particular offseason in which he pondered retirement.

"Some of them I was coming off significant injuries or a down year, and you don't want to end it like that," Suggs said. "So when I was hurt, or didn't perform the way I wanted to, that never crossed my mind. It was, 'Nah, that wasn't a Sizzle year.' When that day does come, it will end on a Sizzle year."

NOTES: Flacco is the starting quarterback, but former Louisville star Lamar Jackson, drafted in the first round, took the majority of snaps at practice Thursday. "Putting the pressure on him to have to run the whole practice, operate the offense, was valuable. He handled himself pretty well," Harbaugh said. ... Flacco said he will find a time before training camp to hone the passing game with his new crop of receivers. "It's going to be a lot of fun. It will be good for us," Flacco said.

For Dalvin Cook and the Minnesota Vikings, the final stage in the comeback has been completed.

Eleven months after reconstructive surgery on his left knee , Cook finished a regular season game without any setbacks. In case there were any questions about whether the Vikings would seek to ease him back into action, well Ronde Barber Jersey , he was on the field for 80 percent of the snaps in the season opener.

"A lot of stuff to work on, a lot of stuff to get done in practice, but it was definitely a good start," said Cook, who had 16 carries for 40 yards and caught six passes for 55 yards in Minnesota's 24-16 victory over San Francisco and said he felt "great" afterward.

Drafted in the second round out of Florida State last year, Cook immediately elevated the offense with 444 total yards and two touchdowns before tearing his ACL in the fourth game of his rookie season. The quintessential modern running back who can contribute in the passing game as effectively as in the rushing attack, Cook's ability to turn short throws by Kirk Cousins into first downs and longer will be integral to the scheme under new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

"Anytime we can get him in space, I think that's a good thing," coach Mike Zimmer said Monday.

Cook appeared every bit as agile against the 49ers as he was before his injury. On the first play of the second quarter, he showed a block before releasing into a pattern to catch a short pass and beat the linebacker to the edge for 17 yards on third-and-3 during the first touchdown drive for the Vikings. Cook began the next possession by making two defenders miss during a 15-yard reception that started in the flat at the line of scrimmage.

"I just heard so many things about how dynamic of a player he is, and until you really get out here in a real game it's hard to truly tell," Cousins said. "I saw for the first time how special he is as a running back."

Even when he lost a fumble , Cook produced a highlight clip. He powered his way through six 49ers defenders on a basic run up the middle in the second quarter, before a diving tackle by linebacker Fred Warner forced the ball out at the end of a 15-yard gain.

"Sometimes there wasn't anything there, but he ran hard," Zimmer said. "The one ball he fumbled, that was going to be a great run."

Cook had his uncle, Anthony Jones Tyler Lockett Jersey , on his mind during the game after the Florida International running back was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Miami on Thursday. Cook and Jones were raised together by Cook's grandmother.

"Just going out there, competing, playing my heart out, that's what he wanted," Cook said.

Latavius Murray had 11 rushes for 42 yards, giving the Vikings a capable complement to 鈥?and an ardent supporter of 鈥?Cook.

"There was nothing I had to prove. I know the type of player I can be," Cook said. "The Vikings know all the potential I've got. I just have to keep getting better every weekend, keep living up to it, which I am."

The sturdiness of the offensive line will be critical for Cook's ability to continue to produce the way the Vikings have envisioned. They had only seven healthy players Sunday, with center Pat Elflein and tackle/guard Aviante Collins inactive. Elflein is due back soon but wasn't cleared yet for action following offseason ankle and shoulder surgeries. Collins injured his elbow in practice last week, and Zimmer announced Monday he will be out for the rest of the year.

To replace Collins, the Vikings signed guard Bryan Witzmann, who was released by Kansas City last week. Witzmann, who played in college at South Dakota State, started 13 games for the Chiefs last year. He's been with five NFL teams since 2014.

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