Any fears that Ravens fans might have harbored after Newsome's speech will be assuaged by the following news.
Suggs was due to count an untenable $12.4 million against the salary cap after he struggled to make an impact in the second half of the 2013 season.
We suspect that Suggs was amenable to a restructured contract because he realizes that pass rushers on the wrong side of 30 don't land big-money deals on the open market.
Newsome hasn't overseen a team with a losing record in seven years. To recapture the AFC North, he's going to need the financial flexibility provided by Suggs' salary reduction.