Report: Baltimore Ravens sign Elvis Dumervil


The Broncos have had a good offseason so far, and the Ravens have had a pretty mediocre one. They were able to lock up Joe Flacco for a long time, but lost some big pieces in Anquan Boldin, Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe, and Ed Reed. On top of all that, they lost Ray Lewis to retirement. They filled up for some of that though after signing Elvis Dumervil, which is reported by ESPNs Adam Schefter.

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

Dumervil, who was one of the best pass rushers in the league with Denver, has had a crazy offseason. First, he told Denver he wasn’t go to take a pay cut. When he finally agreed to take a pay cut, the deal was not submitted in time for the deadline, and he was released due to it. He was given the chance to sign with Denver, and it eventually got into a bidding war between the Broncos and Ravens, which the Ravens won.

According to Schefter, Dumervil’s deal is around five years for 35 million.

This will at least end all of the rumors for Dumervil, and maybe now, they will be able to sign either Dwight Freeney or John Abraham, who they hosted visits to last week.