The Ravens release statements on departed players
The Baltimore Ravens have released statements on several of the departed players. Terrell Suggs, Joe Flacco, Eric Weddle, and C.J. Mosley were the big names to leave.
Here is the press release.
STATEMENTS FROM THE BALTIMORE RAVENS
Below are quotes from several Baltimore Ravens officials on OLB Terrell Suggs, QB Joe Flacco and LB C.J. Mosley.
Executive Vice President & General Manager Eric DeCosta
On OLB Terrell Suggs: “A Raven through and through – he’s tenacious, the best of what we want our defenders to be. On the football field, he’s a warrior, and he’ll fight with everything he has. He overcame injury, dealt with pain and showed toughness like no other. He developed into one of the best team leaders in our history. Terrell is one of our all-time great Ravens.”
On QB Joe Flacco: “Joe is the best quarterback in Ravens history. Not only is he talented, but he was clutch for us in the most difficult games against excellent defenses in the loudest and most raucous stadiums. The game and the moments were never too big for Joe. Honestly, he’s one of my favorite draft picks ever.”
On LB C.J. Mosley: “He has been the face of our defense for a few years. Like he did in our  season finale against the Browns, C.J. made big plays at the right time. We all saw that he’s very smart, hard-nosed and talented. His quiet manner did not shield the leadership he gave us on and off the field. We’ll miss him, but many of us will always consider him a Raven.”
Head Coach John Harbaugh
On OLB Terrell Suggs: “It was an honor to coach Terrell. He’s an iconic player who produced for the Ravens for 16 years. And ‘Sizz’ made it fun. He always brought his big personality, and he always brought a high level of play.”
On QB Joe Flacco: “Like Suggs, Joe will be a Ring of Honor member soon after he retires. The big arm, the consistency, the toughness – Joe had it all. What separated him was his calm demeanor in the storm. He handled the chaos that comes with playing quarterback and was at his best for us in the fourth quarter.”
On LB C.J. Mosley: “Four Pro Bowls in five years speaks for itself. C.J. is as reliable of a player as any defender we’ve had. Plus, his leadership by example helped in other ways.”
On OLB Terrell Suggs and QB Joe Flacco: “We don’t like to see outstanding players we drafted in the first round leave the Ravens. It’s difficult for us and the rest of the Ravens’ community. Joe and ‘Sizz’ are staples of this franchise, part of our foundation. And, they will both be in our Ring of Honor one day. A lot of us have a Super Bowl ring because of what they did for us. We are grateful to them.
“I’ll miss those guys at practice. Joe showing