After the fax machine fiasco that led to his release by the Denver Broncos, pass rushing specialist Elvis Dumervil landed with the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore was hit hard by departures following their Super Bowl run, so they were very excited about adding a player of Dumervil’s caliber to play opposite Terrell Suggs.
With OTAs officially underway and the Ravens coaching staff getting a chance to see how Dumervil fits in their system, they have have away impressed.
According to Ravens head coach Jim Harbaugh, Dumervil is emerging as a leader and he has been active in every session.
“It seems like Elvis has made the transition,” Harbaugh said, via the Carroll County Times. “He has been here every day. He hasn’t missed one thing since he’s been here. I feel like he’s emerging as a leader for our football team. He has had no problem learning the defense.
“He’s done a great job. He’s a smart player. He likes football. He’s done a good job at it, so he’s done a good job.”
After losing the likes of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed this offseason, this is exactly what the Ravens needed someone to do during the OTAs and minicamps.
For Dumervil to immediately come in and begin establishing himself as a leader is huge for this franchise and it speaks volumes about the overall impact Dumervil can have in Baltimore.
Free agent signings don’t always work out, but for this one it is so far, so good.