Owings Mills, MD (Sports Network) - The Baltimore Ravens and defensive end
Elvis Dumervil have agreed in principle to a five-year deal.
The pact is contingent upon his passing a physical, which is due to take place
in Baltimore on Tuesday.
Dumervil, 29, was released by Denver earlier this month after his agent
missed a waiver wire deadline for Dumervil's contract paperwork to be
submitted to the NFL.
"As we have from the start of this process, we worked diligently over the last
week to find a way for Elvis Dumervil to remain a Denver Bronco. Although we
made multiple contract offers to Elvis after being forced to release him, we
were unable to reach an agreement and are now moving forward without him,"
said John Elway, Broncos executive vice president of football operations.
The snafu in paperwork forced the Broncos to release Dumervil, who had spent
his first six seasons in Denver after the club drafted him in the fourth round
(126th overall) back in 2006.
Over 16 games last season, Dumervil recorded a career-high 54 tackles and 11
sacks. The Louisville product recorded an NFL-best 17 sacks in 2009, and has
63 1/2 sacks and 16 forced fumbles over 91 career appearances. He missed the
entire 2010 season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in training camp.
Dumervil, who played defensive end in the Broncos' 4-3 defensive scheme, will
likely replace former Ravens outside linebacker Paul Kruger in Baltimore's 3-4
The three-time Pro Bowler will be reunited with Ravens linebackers coach Don
Martindale, who held the same position with Denver in 2009, Dumervil's best
season as a pro.
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