On Monday, he got his wish. The team's defensive stalwart hit the practice field for the first time all preseason. Suggs injured his Achilles in the first game of the 2015 season.
So it goes for the 33-year-old sack artist, who will turn 34 just a month into the season. If Baltimore has any plans of returning to the playoffs, it will be because Suggs came off the PUP list and looked 24. Throughout the offseason, Dumervil maintained a relentless positivity about their prospects for this season, saying that the pair could once again reclaim their title as the best sack tandem in the NFL.
Monday's practice was the start of a long road back to that throne.