Ravens showing serious interest in Elvis Dumervil


August 20, 2011; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil (92) makes his entrance to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Elvis Dumervil is currently a free agent after the big mess that occurred on Friday, and he will most likely not be wearing the blue and orange next season. A few teams have already inquired on Dumervil, and it seems like the Ravens are the most serious when it comes to signing them.

This isn’t any surprise. The Ravens defense has been dismantled so far this offseason, and Dumervil is a solid replacement for the departures of some of their players. Paul Kruger signed with the Cleveland Browns, Dannell Ellerbe signed with the Miami Dolphins, Ray Lewis retired, and Ed Reed will most likely be signing elsewhere. Kruger is one of the best pass rushers in the league, and it is tough for someone to fill his role, but Dumervil could be a big piece added onto the Superbowl winning Baltimore Ravens.

Other teams interested range from the Lions, Texans, Titans, and Patriots, but the most realistic scenario is the Ravens picking him up. The Patriots may take a run at him too, as they will probably want to sign somebody over the offseason to get back at the Broncos for taking Wes Welker off of them.