Ravens Release Elvis Dumervil

Once again, Steve Smith is breaking news. The Ravens are releasing linebacker Elvis Dumervil, according to the retired wide receiver (on Twitter). The team has since confirmed the news.

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By releasing Dumervil, who had one year left on his contract, the Ravens opened up $6MM in cap space. However, Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome says he has not closed the door on a possible return (Twitter link via NFL.com’s James Palmer).

Dumervil, 33, played in only eight games last year but still managed three sacks. Before that half-season, he missed just one game out of 48 possible appearances from 2013-15 and totaled 32.5 sacks. In 2014, he had 17.5 sacks on the season.

Dumervil now joins a linebacker market that includes names such as Dont’a Hightower, Zach Brown, Kevin Minter, Perry Riley, and Lawrence Timmons. Given his age and injury history, he may have to settle for a one-year deal with a modest base salary.

The Ravens will presumably add some reinforcement at the position to replace Dumervil. The team now has six linebackers under contract in Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley, Kamalei Correa, Matt Judon, Albert McClellan, and Za’Darius Smith.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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7 comments on “Ravens Release Elvis Dumervil

  1. Clark

    Better put this money to sign their FA DT but they’ll probably use it for bringing back Smith

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  2. browns

    Rams maybe?

    Did Dumervil ever play for the Broncos while Wade Phillips was the D-coordinator? Not sure if they were both there at the same time or not

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  3. jeremy navarro

    he older but wouldnt mind him on the 49ers. they badly need guys who can rush the passer

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  4. vvadnala

    I wouldn’t mind the Lions signing Dumervil if we’re priced out of the Hightower sweepstakes. Lions need LB help badly.

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  5. tylerall5

    Steelers. Have him and Dupree on the outside with Harrison being sprinkled in, sounds like a formidable rush when you also consider Hayward and Tuitt.

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