Stud pass rusher Terrell Suggs has reportedly suffered a torn Achilles' tendon while working out in Arizona.
If true, Suggs is likely lost for the entire 2012 campaign. Rookie second-rounder Courtney Upshaw should now be expected to play a significant role immediately, but cannot be counted on to duplicate the sheer impact of Suggs in Baltimore's defense.
Suggs generated 25 sacks over the last two seasons, with a high of 14 coming in 2011.
While there is a chance Suggs could open the year on the PUP list, Baltimore is not likely going to rush their prized sack artist back to the gridiron and risk further injury.