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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Suggs named Defensive Player of Month

By Jamison Hensley

Terrell Suggs added to his growing list of honors by being named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for December and January.


The Ravens outside linebacker recorded five sacks, four forced fumbles and 22 tackles to win the second player-of-the-month award in his nine-year career (November 2010 was the other time). He has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week three times this season.

Suggs is considered a strong contender for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. His strongest competition will come from Minnesota's Jared Allen, Green Bay's Charles Woodson, New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul, Dallas' DeMarcus Ware and Philadelphia's Jason Babin.