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It looks like the Ravens have beaten the Broncos again.

A couple of months after beating Denver in the AFC playoffs, they’ve reportedly beaten them out for defensive end Elvis Dumervil’s services. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Dumervil has agreed to a contract with the Ravens after taking most of the weekend to settle on which offer he liked best.

Dumervil’s departure from Denver after it appeared he’d be taking a pay cut to stay created a quick response from Baltimore, who will likely plug Dumervil into the role vacated by Paul Kruger as a pass rusher across from Terrell Suggs. It’s a move that could pay off quite well given Dumervil’s ability to get after the quarterback over the course of his career.

The Broncos will have to move on to another option on the edge, with Klis reporting John Abraham as the likeliest target. Dwight Freeney would be next in line as the Broncos try to fill a hole that they never thought they’d have to fill a little more than a week ago.

UPDATE 4:51 p.m. ET: The Ravens have confirmed the agreement. He will take a physical Tuesday to make the five-year deal official.

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  1. djlexluger says: Mar 24, 2013 4:50 PM

    Good Job Oz..

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 24, 2013 4:50 PM

    Welcome to a franchise that gets equal respect as DC United. The Redskins are where those who matter play.

  3. ravens4lifeudig says: Mar 24, 2013 4:51 PM

    Lmao way to sign a great player go Ravens all those lost players won’t even be notice repeat

  4. democratsarestupid says: Mar 24, 2013 4:52 PM

    Suggs, Ngata, Dumervil, Webb on defense. Flacco, Rice, T. Smith on offense. This team still looks really good

  5. ravensfan313 says: Mar 24, 2013 4:52 PM

    Paul Kruge

  6. tuxbirds says: Mar 24, 2013 4:52 PM

    Elvis is in the Castle!!!!!! Ozzie strikes again. The downfall of the Ravens is grossly exaggerated!!!
    Suck it haterz!!!!!

  7. zclorz says: Mar 24, 2013 4:52 PM

    Hope Pats get Abraham and Freeney spurns the Broncos…. Don’t want him to reunite with Peyton Manthing.

  8. 4thquartermagic says: Mar 24, 2013 4:52 PM

    Broncos paid you $38 million over the last 3 seasons.
    Including one year you didnt play a snap.
    You took less money to play for a team that is rebuilding.

    Thanks for the big plays.
    Good luck to you Doom!

    Now bring yourself back to the mile high city and get ready for an ass whopping.

  9. ravensfan313 says: Mar 24, 2013 4:53 PM

    Paul Kruger who??? In Ozzie We Trust!

  10. psizzle03 says: Mar 24, 2013 4:53 PM

    And this is why Ozzie and co. are the best. Suggs and Dumervil on the edges will be FIERCE. Ravens upgrade on defensive end and do it for cheaper than Kruger would have cost.

  11. buzzbeaubank says: Mar 24, 2013 4:53 PM

    Cobert should now feel free to resign Harrison to go along with Plax, Foote, Spaeth and any other Steeler retreads. Oz will just be over here getting younger and better.

  12. milehighmagician says: Mar 24, 2013 4:53 PM

    I guess a childhood dream of a superbowl isn’t very important to some people…..

  13. bettis3636 says: Mar 24, 2013 4:54 PM

    Well that sucks… First time I can say I’m jealous of a player on the Ravens roster.. Bad move Elvis!

  14. bmoreballers says: Mar 24, 2013 4:54 PM

    We are back! (Stu from the hangover voice)

  15. undraftedstar says: Mar 24, 2013 4:54 PM

    Guess they wouldn’t miss Kruger after all. Could somebody answer this, did the Bills re-sign Byrd ?
    if not he could he and whatever LB they draft could return the D to Dominance.

  16. takingbacksundays5 says: Mar 24, 2013 4:55 PM

    Once again, the rumors of the Ravens demise have been greatly exaggerated. With Dumerville in the fold along with Canty and Spears (not to mention 12 draft picks to work with), the defense has been upgraded and actually stands to improve upon last year’s showing.

    This team is well-equipped to make another run at the Lombardi. Kudos to Ozzie.

  17. therealraider says: Mar 24, 2013 4:55 PM

    As a Raider fan, this news makes me happy!

  18. rayray5227 says: Mar 24, 2013 4:55 PM

    In Ozzie we trust.

  19. objectivefan says: Mar 24, 2013 4:56 PM

    Where the haters at? Come on, let’s hear some of that convoluted reasoning.

  20. tylercourtney says: Mar 24, 2013 4:56 PM

    Band of Brothers, you should watch it sometime…

  21. camdenyard says: Mar 24, 2013 4:56 PM

    Ozzie. The Master. He gets a complete pass rusher for less than the Clowns paid for a one-trick pony.

  22. ravensallday2012 says: Mar 24, 2013 4:56 PM

    Haha and everyone said we were done. Trust Ozzie Our def will be sick

  23. wakaflockaflacco says: Mar 24, 2013 4:57 PM

    Sooo pumped! Can’t double team Suggs, Ngata, and Doom!

  24. heydiddlediddlerayriceupthemiddle says: Mar 24, 2013 4:57 PM

    Reloading, not rebuilding.

    We have 12 draft picks yet to come! In Ozzie We Trust.

    Eat it, haters.

  25. bleedpurplenblack says: Mar 24, 2013 4:57 PM

    Do any of you Raven haters have a clue at what just happened? We just got better than last year.

    And we’re not even done yet. Michael Huff, you’re next!

  26. fistoftheraven says: Mar 24, 2013 5:00 PM

    Thank you Ozzie but I’m worried.

    Look I’m a Ravens fan but I’m realistic. It’s an AMAZING pickup but looking to the future, where’s the money? I’m interested in learning what kind of contract we gave him.

  27. theravenlives2 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:01 PM

    Those of you who’ve been dancing on our grave can stop dancing now!

  28. ampats says: Mar 24, 2013 5:01 PM

    This is a big loss for the Broncos. Good move by the Ravens.

  29. atwatercrushesokoye says: Mar 24, 2013 5:02 PM

    Ravens fans you’ll love this move in the 4 or 5 games that he looks incredible, you’ll hate this move when he jumps offside multiple times and when you watch him play the run. You guys will soon learn that the Dummervil that was invisible (except when taking penalties over and over) against you guys in the playoffs is usually the guy that shows up week in and week out.

  30. benpatterson85 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:02 PM

    This is an amazing signing for the Ravens. The only two losses that will be noticed are Ray and Ed. This is a great piece to add to the puzzle and I do not see them missing a beat this year.

  31. seaeagle707 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:04 PM

    Mr Elway has already told us that having Peyton Manning, will make the difference. Sooo, what do they need any of these other guys for?

    But what I really, sincerely wonder about, is the make of that fax machine? I’m in the market and don’t want to get stuck with a lemon.

  32. malvaren18 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:04 PM

    Good for the Ravens is going to be the only real big win they will experience in this new season.

  33. southpaw2k says: Mar 24, 2013 5:05 PM

    Ha….I’d love to hear the idiots ranting Flacco’s contract is screwing over the Ravens now.

    I can’t wait to see a Suggs/Dumervil pass rush tandem, with Ngata at nose tackle. Have fun with that, AFC offensive lines.

  34. sagatti says: Mar 24, 2013 5:05 PM

    Guess this means he’s gonna FINNALY show up in Baltimore… He sure didn’t in that playoff game.. Lol GO BRONCOS!

  35. mfrizzle says: Mar 24, 2013 5:06 PM

    Dumervil is a better player right now than anyone the Ravens have lost.

  36. chawk12thman says: Mar 24, 2013 5:06 PM

    Helps Ravens to have a shot at getting back to the Big Dance. Nice pick up. Bad move by Denver all around on this one.

  37. thebonus44 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:08 PM

    Wait a minute, I thought the Ravens didn’t have any money to give anyone but Joe Flacco?

    Ouch, it burns haters, it burnnnnssssss!

  38. chiwizlive says: Mar 24, 2013 5:11 PM

    Not gonna matter with welker the broncos are gonna average about 35 pts a game,we still had a great off season,now grab Abraham who had 10 sacks and six forced fumbles one less that doom and draft a edge rusher not a big deal,can’t wait to see the ravens vs broncos game GO BRONCOS!!!

  39. dickjagger says: Mar 24, 2013 5:11 PM

    Nice move! Time for a repeat!

  40. mlbbal52 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:12 PM

    Suggs, Canty, Ngata, Spears, Doom and the up and coming Upshaw! Wow Webb, Graham and Smith! 12 picks in the draft! And still some decent free agents left that can fill the FS and MLB spot! Healthy McClain coming back! Offense only lost Boldin…if you think the Ravens are toast you failed and you may have been the same person that said this team was one and done in the playoffs!

  41. deminizer says: Mar 24, 2013 5:13 PM

    The Redskins are where players who matter play? Yes, because they’ve been SOOOOO relevant in the Dan Snyder era. Does he still keep a copy of Football For Dummies on his desk? I mean, if he wants to learn how to run an NFL franchise, he need only take a 44 mile trip up to Baltimore to get schooled.

  42. stainlessstill says: Mar 24, 2013 5:14 PM

    So Balty went out and got a dude who couldn’t force a turnover against Joe Flacco! Big deal. Nice signing, but way too many leadership holes to fill that Lewis/Reed left. 6-10 and the worst defending Super Bowl champion in leauge history. Still not sure who’s going to catch all those Flacco jumpballs or cover in that depleted secondary once Dummerville is stone-walled. Atleast if he gets injured, Antler Spray does the trick.

  43. sportsfrenzy says: Mar 24, 2013 5:14 PM

    Hope he can play safety ! Another DE , no middle linebacker and no safeties , yeah ! In Ozzie we trust ! Lol sounding like a bunch of cult followers

  44. hines86for6 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:14 PM

    who are the Ravens starting safeties?

  45. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:14 PM

    And Freeny will go to Denver… John Elway’s master plan because that’s what Peyton Manning wanted.

  46. classyjacklambert says: Mar 24, 2013 5:15 PM

    Well played Ravens. I predict Dumervil wants to be MVP on the third place team in the AFC North.

  47. elrock7 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:16 PM

    Although I like Dumer, he should have been alot more productive with Miller getting all the double teams.

    he is a little over rated and injuries are a bigger concern with him.

  48. dirtybird28 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:17 PM

    Now all they need is some safeties, and it’s like nothing changed from last year. Wow. Good job Ravens. The one and done’s of Ellerbe and Kruger were greatly exaggerated, solid depth in Spears and Canty plus this are great moves! I’m not even a Ravens fan and I’m kind of excited.

  49. targetmuff says: Mar 24, 2013 5:18 PM

    I have sat back, not panicking, watching Oz do what most GMs fear. He made necessary moves to stay competitive, not sentimental to please fans with short memories. Our defense was bottom half of the league last year. Although they had a great run in the playoffs here is what true football fans were saying before the playoffs started.
    1. Reed has lost a step and can’t tackle because of his shoulder. 2. Ray is so slow its embarrassing, I hope he retires and becomes our motivational leader. 3. Kruger is so overstated, he only got 1.5 sacks without Suggs on the field. Someone is going to over pay for a guy that doesn’t even start over our rookie Upshaw. 4.pollard is a big hitter but a head case and will cost us a game with a dumb penalty. 5. Birk gets no push and if it wasn’t for his mind(like ray) he would have been cut. 6. Boldin has lost a step. In a spread offense as a #3 option he can still play but he gets no separation for a 1 or 2. 7. We need to get much better pash rush which will help our young corners…. Now Oz needs a LT, Slot WR, MLB and FS.. We breed LB, please see our history, and the draft is loaded w FS and LT so the slot WR is our only scary position but pitta in the slot on 3 wide is better or = to a 33yr old Boldin… We will be in the playoff hunt like we almost always are and younger on d. Kudos Oz, I never doubted you for a second… GO RAVENS!

  50. ncm42 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:19 PM

    Hope Baltimore doesn’t mind watching a big money DE/OLB get swallowed up in the running game.

  51. denverwally says: Mar 24, 2013 5:19 PM

    Nice going Denver. Way to screw up your defense big time. You blare the trumpets announcing the arrival of a slot receiver to fix a problem that doesn’t exist – scoring points – and neglect a defense which couldn’t get the big stop when you needed it. Yep, lets not tag Elway as a genius just yet. He should have just paid Doom his contract. Whether they pick up Abraham or Freeney, its a big dropoff.

  52. occamssabre says: Mar 24, 2013 5:20 PM

    The rich get richer!

    Welcome to Baltimore, Elvis!

  53. iamtonyarmstrong says: Mar 24, 2013 5:20 PM

    This is why the Ravens FO is the best in the business…Last year: good – not great – defense, older, and slow. This year, younger, hungrier stouter. With two certified beasts on the edges to harass QBs. Now to lock up Michael Huff at one safety and Ihedigbo or Brown at the other…

    Looks like a 3rd straight AFCN banner will fly at M&T – and don’t look now, The Most Dangerous Team in January® – with a fairly easy schedule – is lookin’ to book two more tickets to paradise – this time, in the Meadowlands…

  54. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 24, 2013 5:20 PM

    Dude will be a flop in the AFCN, away from that zone-blocking west coast stuff.

    Good past-his-prime signing Oz.

  55. spellingcops says: Mar 24, 2013 5:20 PM

    Wrong choice Elvis.

  56. ratbirdking says: Mar 24, 2013 5:22 PM

    I guess Elvis must have seen something in our sorry superbowl winning AFC dominating football team.

  57. targetmuff says: Mar 24, 2013 5:23 PM

    I have sat back, not panicking, watching Oz do what most GMs fear. He made necessary moves to stay competitive, not sentimental to please fans with short memories. Our defense was bottom half of the league last year. Although they had a great run in the playoffs here is what true football fans were saying before the playoffs started.
    1. Reed has lost a step and can’t tackle because of his shoulder. 2. Ray is so slow its embarrassing, I hope he retires and becomes our motivational leader. 3. Kruger is so overstated, he only got 1.5 sacks without Suggs on the field. Someone is going to over pay for a guy that doesn’t even start over our rookie Upshaw. 4.pollard is a big hitter but a head case and will cost us a game with a dumb penalty. 5. Birk gets no push and if it wasn’t for his mind(like ray) he would have been cut. 6. Boldin has lost a step. In a spread offense as a #3 option he can still play but he gets no separation for a 1 or 2. 7. We need to get much better pash rush which will help our young corners…. Now Oz needs a LT, Slot WR, MLB and FS.. We breed LB, please see our history, and the draft is loaded w FS and LT so the slot WR is our only scary position but pitta in the slot on 3 wide is better or = to a 33yr old Boldin… We will be in the playoff hunt like we almost always are and younger on d. Kudos Oz, I never doubted you for a second… GO RAVENS!

  58. Cereal says: Mar 24, 2013 5:23 PM

    Suggs, Dumervil, Upshaw….thats a remarkable pass rush

  59. nzayir says: Mar 24, 2013 5:25 PM

    Gotta say that’s way to much to pay for Dumervil what did he even do last year? And will he match Kruger’s production? The Ravens haven’t added anything they just replaced a guy that dominated the playoffs in Kruger with somebody who has been declining since his 2009 breakout year.

    They still have a patchwork secondary and only one decent wide receiver. They lost two hall of famers to go along with losing Boldin, Kruger, Ellerbe (who they desperately wanted to retain), etc. Flacco’s contract number keeps increasing as well. They’ll have even less money to work with in future seasons.

    Unless Newsome hits on a bunch of his picks (could happen but the draft is a crapshoot) the Ravens will be a below average team next season.

  60. faninvirginia says: Mar 24, 2013 5:26 PM

    Ozzie just likes to hire an Elvis after he wins a Superbowl.. I hope this one is better! Way to go Oz

  61. twells49 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:28 PM

    This is another example of why the Ravens have the best front office in the NFL. Never panic, plan in place, then execute!! $2.5M cap numner, are you kidding me!! Way to go Ozzie!

  62. jarvis1104 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:28 PM

    Great signing by Baltimore and this is coming from a Steelers fan. But lets not act like this team doesn’t have other holes to fill. Dumervil only solves 1 problem. Of course I expect Baltimore to be competitive once again and to fix their issues. This division is still a 2 horse race between Baltimore and Pittsburgh

  63. thegronk87 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:29 PM

    Suddenly the ravens fans think their team is good after crying for the past 2 weeks.

  64. sbaltimore says: Mar 24, 2013 5:30 PM

    Maybe those doom and gloom predictions about the Ravens in 2013 are a bit premature. Live and learn, haters. Live and learn.

  65. sportsfrenzy says: Mar 24, 2013 5:34 PM

    Mortgaging the future for right now ! Cutting off your nose to spite your face never works

  66. evrybdyhas1 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:35 PM

    Is it me or does the ravens D now look better then last years (17)?

  67. phloorioisanarcissist says: Mar 24, 2013 5:36 PM

    I remember being at the Vikings vs. Cowboys game in the playoffs in 2009. Favres last good season. The Cowboys were getting their ass handed to them so bad, every time they picked up even three yards, Cowboy fans would cheer like they won the SB. Final score Vikings 38, Cowboys 3. Not the popular thing to say as most people viewing this thread are Raven fans, but the Ravens have lost so much this offseason, and overpaid flacco to where they now have cap trouble, I can understand Raven fans need something to cheer about, but let’s not get carried away. Not a Ravens hater, but since the SB some overzealous fans are pushing peoples buttons.

  68. chiwizlive says: Mar 24, 2013 5:39 PM

    He’s gonna have a hard time getting around clady…

  69. hooterdawg says: Mar 24, 2013 5:40 PM

    Tom Condon just showed his new client where the money is: in Tom’s pockets. Looks like Elvis won’t see a championship in his career by choosing the team descending from a championship over the team that is ascending toward one. They don’t call him Dumbervil for nuttin’.

  70. 6allsohard6more says: Mar 24, 2013 5:40 PM

    Now all they need is to draft a mlb and if they can’t find a FS move Jimmy Smith to Ed Reed old spot perfect fit

  71. ravensfan19 says: Mar 24, 2013 5:42 PM

    Where are these Hater’s saying we Won’t make the Playoffs ? This Significantly Improves Our Defense. Great Signing by Ozzie and the front office. With Him, Suggs, Ngata, Upshaw, Spears and Canty Our Pass Rush is Beastly. Nobody should ever Doubt Ozzie Again.

  72. maiphatdong says: Mar 24, 2013 5:43 PM

    Trashy move Elvis.

  73. gonavybeatarmy says: Mar 24, 2013 5:44 PM

    It’s not going to be possible for Baltimore to field a competitive team in ’14 as they already have $71 million in cap space devoted to just 6 players in ’14- Suggs, Ngata, yanda, Webb, flacco and rice. The details of Dumervil’s contract are not available yet but it’s surely a multiple year deal with a minimum 2014 cap hit of 6-7 million.

    It would have been better to retain Boldin at his reasonable ’13 salary with no 2014 cap consequences. Smith is a nice deep threat but he’ll never be a number one reliable receiver capable of going over the middle to extend drives as a possession receiver, something Flacco needs given his limitations. And the Ravens do not have the cap resources to add that kind of receiver in either 2013 or 2014.

  74. steel6curtain says: Mar 24, 2013 5:45 PM

    good pick up….dont fool yourself tho he doesn’t replace all you have lost.

  75. ddogdaddy says: Mar 24, 2013 5:47 PM

    I am so glad the Ravens were able to sign Dumervil. It should be good for a couple weeks of hearing about how much better off they are by losing most of their Super Bowl team, haters and “in Ozzie we trust”. It never gets old.

  76. cypressballs says: Mar 24, 2013 6:01 PM

    I guess this was a big ol’ “IN-COM-PLETE”(dumbest chant in the NFL) for the Donkholes.

  77. clssylssy says: Mar 24, 2013 6:22 PM

    High fives to the Ravens for besting the donkeys yet again! CAW, CAW, CAW…Good job!

  78. ahostiletakeover says: Mar 24, 2013 6:27 PM

    Although Elvis will have his hand in the dirt for many passing plays, he’ll be back as an outside linebacker mostly this year. You know, the position he played in ’09 under current Ravens LB coach Martindale (and Broncos’ ’09 LB coach) and only led the league in sacks while playing there? With Suggs on the other side and Upshaw’s improving abilities in the rotation, the Ravens may have their best pass rush since ’06 when Suggs, Thomas, and Bart Scott in his only noteworthy season tore it up.

  79. ginofelino79 says: Mar 24, 2013 6:43 PM

    This guy is nowhere to be seen in big games…Pats fan checking in never heard his name once in last couple of meetings…don’t remember his name at all in playoffs this year either…good luck with this scrub.

  80. geddy39 says: Mar 24, 2013 6:45 PM

    Yes, the Dumervil signing and the Canty and Spears signings help. Yes, the loss of all those players in the past 2 weeks hurts. All that matters is where the 53 man roster is come September. No season was won or lost in March. So if your EITHER a Raven lover or a Raven hater, wait until September before you start spouting off about a repeat or a 6-10 year. Every team’s roster will have a lot of differences that none of us have yet seen.

  81. iamedreed says: Mar 24, 2013 6:55 PM

    i love how everyone is saying hes leaving an ascending team for one in decline or rebuilding

    umm peyton manning is 37, has a noodle arm, plays terrible in cold weather, and never wins in the playoffs

    good luck with that denver

  82. ravenator says: Mar 24, 2013 7:07 PM

    Broncos got hoodwinked haha this is so awesome

  83. monkeyhateclean says: Mar 24, 2013 7:16 PM

    The Ravens might win 20 games over those 5 years, welcome to The Wire, Elves.

  84. mustangplayer58 says: Mar 24, 2013 7:17 PM

    LOL of course that Raven Hating Talking Head Mile Florio wouldn’t publish this. After All, he said there was no way he would join a quickly shrinking Baltimore Bandwagon. Simply put, the people who neg the comments on here are either Denver fans, or their team wished they had a front office like the Ravens, but their GM’s like Ireland from the dolphins, over pay trying to buy championships, when in reality, those teams will just compete for the basement of their respected division and try and get a top 5 pick. Haters where you at?

  85. twells49 says: Mar 24, 2013 7:34 PM

    Squealer fans are all wetting their beds tonight. They are in such bad shape, and the Ravens are still dominant force in the AFC North!!

  86. reedhof20 says: Mar 24, 2013 7:40 PM

    @gonavybeatarmy,
    Seriously bro? Ngata and Suggs will either be restructured or cut – and if they are cut it will because of the nagging injuries – more in Ngata’s case there than Suggs – same with Webb. Rice IS a fumbler. Pierce is the cheaper future – but we don’t even have to worry about any of this now. Boldin hurts, BUT by position, receiver was one of the deepest on the team. Q was the logical choice based on age/salary. My guess is we’ll see a lot of 2 tight. There is very little continuity in the modern NFL. Good gm’s get that and know who and when to cut. I myself lost 3 jerseys this off-season via trade, fa and retirement!

  87. tsuscrumhalf says: Mar 24, 2013 7:41 PM

    DL: Spears, Ngata, Canty (Art Jones, B Hall, T Cody, P McPhee, D Tyson & others as backups.)

    LB: Suggs, Dumerville, McClain & a spot to be filled. Upshaw can be used on running downs, Doom as a pass rusher. Still have Bynes, McClellan, A Hamilton & M McAdoo as options. Pretty sure we’ll draft a few LB & sign a low priced vet. Karlos Dansby would look amazing in the middle if he’s willing to come cheap & look for a ring.

    CB: Webb’s back, Graham, Smith, Brown, Asa Jackson
    S: Christian Thompson, Ihedigbo, and a whole lot of hope…… Michael Huff, maybe? W/him & Ihedigbo I’d be somewhat at ease. Remember we drafted Dawan Landry & he started immediately, Will Demps started as a UDFA, Oz will fill the S slot in this draft w/a quality starter. Not Ed, but no one ever has been Ed & no one ever will be….he WAS that special.

    Need a LB or 3 & a S or 2 and this D can be scary. Have 5 solid CBs & lots of rush options.

    Younger & faster. With experience. Doom reunited w/his coach Martindale who knows him & coached him thru his best season.

    Encouraging. Work to be done. But encourgaging. Let’s wait till camp to make any judgments about better/worse, but I’m seeing serious potential so far.

  88. pingdanny says: Mar 24, 2013 8:29 PM

    all of you Raven haters…..same people who gave the Ravens no chance against Denver, NE, SF, suck it and now please tell the Ravens front office how terrible the team who has been to the playoffs 5 straight years, 3 AFC title games, and just won the Super Bowl is going to be. Whatevaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh…….SB 47 CHAMPS!!!!!

  89. pinion8ted says: Mar 24, 2013 8:34 PM

    I will never like the sneaky way Dumervil and his agent gained free agency from the Bronco’s.

    Dirty, underhanded.

    So I guess you didn’t really want to stay in Denver in the first place, huh Elvis?

  90. scoobies05 says: Mar 24, 2013 9:14 PM

    just out of curiosity…are all the non raven fans slamming us for signing dumervil the same ones that wanted him on their team 6 hours ago? anyways the posters that said the ravens still have holes are right. but this fills a big one. great signing. cant wait to see whats next. go ravens

  91. rockthered1286 says: Mar 24, 2013 9:16 PM

    I’ve been sitting back and enjoying this thread all day. Mostly Broncos, Steelers and Skins fans saying how terrible Elvis and Baltimore are. No surprise there. It’s all these 3 bitter teams do. But let me fix a few points here:
    -”Broncos are ascending” Not really. By signing Welker to go along with Manning, and the possibility of adding Freeney or Abraham? This is a team who is all in for 2 years and may very well be without Manning, Welker, Bailey, Stokley, Abraham/Freeney, aside from any other FA departures. That’s not ascending.
    “Baltimore is mortgaging their future.” Not exactly. They just unloaded a TON of deadweight in aging players and injury prone players. Reed/Q/Birk/Ray/McKinnie all over 30. Ellerbe/Kruger combine for 22 starts in the last 3 season (48 total games). Then the other moves well see come to fruition in ’14- Rice traded for a 1st clearing cap and making way for Pierce (stud) and a possible Ngata extension or release pending on his ’13 play. As always- we will be FINE.
    “3rd place in the AFC North” HA! Pitt has lost Wallace and cut Harrison and made no other moves. Cincy resigned a few guys and nothing more to help Gingy and his lack of arm strength. Browns have overpaid Kruger (SI calling it the worst FA move this year) brought in a troubled Desmond Bryant, and didn’t bother to make a play at a WR to help their depleted O. The Ravens will be right back on top without a doubt.

    This move though? Brilliant. Our CB’s are in great shape. Webb and Graham to start the year. People also forget Ellerbe was the back up to McClain who will be back at ILB alongside either Josh Bynes or a rook. Our DLine and OLBs are stout. The only hole is safety. A possible Michael huff signing along with a deep draft for safeties? That’ll do. As always? No fear in Baltimore. Wizard of Oz strikes again.

  92. flavadave10 says: Mar 24, 2013 9:40 PM

    Ravens will draft Minter/Brown to replace one of the MLBs, move Courtney Upshaw to the middle, and draft DJ Swearinger/any number of the safeties available. Yawn. The “irreplaceable players” will be replaced. Go Ravens.

  93. bostonbias says: Mar 24, 2013 10:21 PM

    A real question here…is the only expression that you learn in a Baltimore school, “haters hate” or “hate on haters”. It really lacks any depth and thought and yet it seems to be the retort of all Raven fans.

  94. bostonbias says: Mar 24, 2013 10:25 PM

    No one is slamming the Ravens for signing a player. We are slamming the Raven fans for being the worst in all of sports. I hope that helps.

  95. jlv3gem says: Mar 24, 2013 10:35 PM

    Lol at the haters who keep saying the ravens are “rebuilding.”

  96. dbfan4ever says: Mar 24, 2013 10:37 PM

    Bad move Dumervil! Just think if you didn’t have an incompetent agent you could have gotten 8M a season and have a better shot at the Super Bowl

  97. salutethis says: Mar 24, 2013 11:20 PM

    Good move Elvis. you just wanted to be wanted. so go to the team that just let HOF players walk out the door. You have proof that this team has no ties to their stars… But hey, I’m sure that the ravens would not be annoyed that your agent cannot fax a contract…

  98. couchbasher says: Mar 24, 2013 11:46 PM

    Browns are stupid – they should’ve signed Dumervil too, in-fact, could’ve had Dumervil for less. Ravens will also get a compensatory pick as well…. benedict Ozzie still sticking it to Cleveland fans.

  99. twells49 says: Mar 25, 2013 12:41 AM

    Mr. Salutethis, you are clueless! We just let “Hall of Fame players walk out the door”? Who are these players, other than Ed Reed, who unfortunately is past his prime. ED RAN a full page in the Baltimore Sun Sunday thanking the fans, city and organization for their support. Heap did the same thing’. Let’s see what Dumervil does now that he is coming to the best franchise in the NFL!!

  100. sbaltimore says: Mar 25, 2013 12:42 AM

    AFC North Recap:

    Bengals: Sitting pat on all that cap money. Doing little if anything, as usual, in the offseason.

    Browns: Overpaying, falling behind the curve — again. That’s why year after year, re-make after re-make, new coach after new coach, new GM after new GM, re-build after re-build…the Browns remain the cellar dwellers of the AFC North.

    Steelers: Wow. Not a whole lot happening up there in Steel town, is it? Losing key players; cap hell…wow. One of the best organizations in the NFL seems to be faltering just a bit. (Not unlike the Pats, who have had SO many draft picks, and SO little to show for it). I hope the rivalry continues between the Ravens and the Steelers — it’s the best, or at least one of the best rivalries in all of football. But in order to be rivals, you actually have to at least come to the table and be competitive, MAKE the playoffs, etc.

    Ravens: Super Bowl 47 Champions. Getting younger, stronger, faster, better. And the draft (12 picks) hasn’t even happened yet. And Ozzie hasn’t even gotten warmed up yet. Yep…2013 is lookin pretty sweet right about now.

  101. stainlessstill says: Mar 25, 2013 1:00 AM

    So much delusion from a Super Bowl win. I can almost taste the huge piece of humble pie with the Ravens name written all over it and the down to Earth occurence about to take place within this fanbase. Baltimore got away with some MAJOR crap last year (Dallas’s clock management, Cleveland’s illegal formation, San Diego’s 4th and 29, Denver’s 70 yard bomb, losing 4/5 games just to name a few.) Dummerville is a stud, but teams are now gunning for a Ravens team that lost all the superglue holding them together, but in and out of the locker room. Humble pie is a dish best served cold. HAH.

  102. bmoreballbuster says: Mar 25, 2013 1:02 AM

    So I hear, Denver ALWAYS wanted Freeney. Like they ALWAYS wanted OVERTIME!

  103. CKL says: Mar 25, 2013 2:18 AM

    seaeagle707 says:
    Mar 24, 2013 5:04 PM
    Mr Elway has already told us that having Peyton Manning, will make the difference.
    __________________________________
    I know, isn’t that hilarious? Mark Sanchez has been on the W side of 2 playoff games since PM’s last one on the W side which was the 09 season playoffs. And if Sanchez had a playoff game like PM’s last one, a large amount of media and fans would be all over him blaming him. I’ll never get why a segment of people think it’s fair to blame more on a lesser player than they do on a supposed great, but there you have it.

    I respect the Baltimore franchise and I love Ozzie but man there have been some new and very full of themselves Baltimore fans on here circa a couple months ago. Not a good look.

  104. mlbbal52 says: Mar 25, 2013 3:52 AM

    Hahaha Boston fan saying baltimore fans are the worst…who put up a billboard predicting Ray’s retirement? That was classy…how did that work out by the way?

  105. lombardiwinners2013 says: Mar 25, 2013 6:19 AM

    A real question here…is the only expression that you learn in a Baltimore school, “haters hate” or “hate on haters”. It really lacks any depth and thought and yet it seems to be the retort of all Raven fans.
    ———

    Your condescending response lacks grammar. Before you get jealous of fans from the SB champs, use spell check or get your mommy to proofread your posts before she tucks you into bed in your basement “mancave.”

  106. overratedsteelerhater says: Mar 25, 2013 8:05 AM

    good deal,much better than kruger[didnt even
    see the field firts 2 yrs]as for the meaning less
    redskins,no way no how there are marylands
    team[2 counties at most] there a joke!!!!

  107. nodindenver says: Mar 25, 2013 9:31 AM

    So happy this guy is outta Denver. What a liability against the run and he took a big pay cut to play in a place most people would not even want to visit. He will be watching playoffs again next year.

  108. packerbadger says: Mar 25, 2013 10:41 AM

    Now if the Ravens can just sign the referee squad that helped them win the Super Bowl….

  109. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 25, 2013 11:04 AM

    I respect the Baltimore franchise and I love Ozzie but man there have been some new and very full of themselves Baltimore fans on here circa a couple months ago. Not a good look.

    Very classy post. Glad to see a real Raven fan call out the morons on this thread. Lots of pompom fan boys with nothing new to bring. But hey it’s march cold outside trolls usually stay under the bridge till spring.

  110. furious76 says: Mar 25, 2013 11:24 AM

    Doom disappeared in the game vs. Baltimore in the playoffs. He’s not worth 8.5 mil. Sad to see him go but there are two replacements available that play the game as well DEN can have for under 8 mil.

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