Elvis Dumervil Signs With Baltimore Ravens

Elvis Dumervil has signed a long term contract with the Baltimore Ravens. Dumervil was a free agent thanks in large part to a faulty fax machine, and an agent who no longer works for the player.

Dumervil had agreed to a restructuring of his deal with the Denver Broncos last month but the player’s side wasn’t able to get the agreement faxed to the team in time to avoid the having to release the defensive end in a cost cutting move.

Not surprisingly, one of the top defensive players in the league fired the agent that cost him a job and some money. The new contract with the Ravens will at least take the defensive end off the unemployment line once and for all.

Elvis Dumervil signed a five year deal that is reportedly worth $35 million. The sack specialist will get $8.1 million this season. He will also get to play for the defending Super Bowl champions.

The Baltimore Ravens had to outlast the Broncos in the playoffs last year, barely scraping by with a 38-35 win in double overtime just to stay on their path to the Super Bowl. That win seemed to spur the team on to a rather impressive performance in the big game.

Dumervil spent his first six seasons in the NFL with the Denver Broncos after they drafted him out of Louisville in the 4th round of the 2006 Draft. One of the best defensive linemen in Denver Broncos history has amassed 63 sacks in those six years.

The newly minted Raven had 12 sacks in 2011, 11 sacks last year and a career high 17 sacks during the 2009 season. The veteran pass rusher got off to an impressive start to his career by recording 8.5 sacks in his rookie season.

Do you think Elvis Dumervil will be able to put up similar numbers when he plays for the Baltimore Ravens?