The Denver Broncos were forced to release pass rusher Elvis Dumervil after a mishap with his agent and a fax machine, but that won’t slow the newest addition to the free agent market from finding a job that he enjoys.
One team that immediately emerged as a potential suitor for Dumervil was the Baltimore Ravens and now it appears that they have some interest.
Well, not just any interest. Baltimore has “serious interest,” according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Wilson writes:
The Ravens hope to meet with former Denver Broncos star defensive end Elvis Dumervil following the league meetings this week, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
No contract negotiations have begun, but the Ravens have serious interest in Dumervil, per a source.
Other NFL teams that have expressed interest in Dumervil include the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans. Dumervil would play outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.
It would be a much needed acquisition for the Ravens, who watched Ray Lewis retire and saw Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger leave in free agency. The team needs to add talent to their group of linebackers and Baltimore would benefit from an added pass rush. Dumervil would bring both of these.
Not only would Dumervil help from a production standpoint, but he would also bring leadership to the defense.