Tackle Eugene Monroe isn’t taking part in Ravens minicamp this week because the Ravens are trying to trade him, but a different reason is keeping linebacker Elvis Dumervil off the field for Baltimore.
Dumervil is being held out of practice this week after having surgery recently. Coach John Harbaugh didn’t say what injury led Dumervil to surgery, but did say that the veteran is expected back in action next month.
“He had what has been termed a preventative procedure,” Harbaugh said, via ESPN.com. “So, he’s not ready to go in minicamp. But he’ll be ready for training camp.”
The “preventative procedure” phrasing has become popular while discussing surgeries this offseason, although players typically aren’t having surgery unless it’s necessary to their presence on the field. Harbaugh said Dumervil is expected to be in attendance Wednesday, so more details may be forthcoming.
Dumervil’s partner at outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is recovering from a torn Achilles and Baltimore drafted a couple of pass rushers this year to fill out the group behind the two vets.