BREAKING: Baltimore Ravens To Release Elvis Dumervil
The Ravens are releasing outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil
In an attempt to clear up more cap space, the Ravens are releasing outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil. It was first reported by NFL Network analyst Steve Smith Sr. Per Ravens beat writer Jeff Zrebiec, the move will free up $6 million for the Ravens in cap space.
After being released, Dumervil sent a classy message to the Ravens organization and fans.
It is sad to see Dumervil go, but it is not a surprise. He was entering the final year of a 5 year contract that he signed in 2013.
In his first three seasons with the Ravens, he totaled 32.5 sacks. 17 of these sacks came in the 2014 season and set a Ravens franchise record. After the early success came injuries. In the 2015 offseason, Dumervil has surgery to repair a torn Achilles. It was an injury that nagged him all the way back to the end of the 2014 season. He was never able to fully recover from the surgery and was limited to just three starts. His production took a major hit a he recorded only three sacks in three games played.
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Going forward, the Ravens have options in house that can replace Dumervil. Second year linebacker Matt Judon was able to earn valuable time as rookie and impressed on the field. He will likely be one of the favorites going into camp. The Ravens could also add a pass rusher in free agency or the draft.