Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/8/12

Baltimore officials are following through on their first instinct not to dock the pay of linebacker Terrell Suggs, who is due a salary of $4.9 million and roster bonus of $4.6 million for 2012. That number could've been greatly reduced because Suggs suffered a "non-football injury" playing basketball.

The collective bargaining agreement states players are not "entitled to any compensation under his contract while on" the non-football injury list.

Suggs is out until October with a torn Achilles but the Baltimore Sun reported the team has no such plans. Owner Steve Bisciotti initially scoffed at the notion the team would withhold pay from Suggs despite reports that he was hurt not practicing a football conditioning test but playing a pickup basketball game.

The Philadelphia Eagles, however, are considering adjusting the salary of left tackle Jason Peters. The Pro Bowler tore his Achilles at home.

There were discussions about the injury and salary, sources told Len Pasquarelli of The Sports Xchange.

Suggs has insisted he will return at some point in the season, and the Baltimore medical staff is still assessing the situation.

Suggs and his new agent, Joel Segal, are hoping to parlay the defensive player of the year award into a contract extension beyond the current deal, which runs through 2014.

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