Elvis Dumervil says he’s playing Sunday

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Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil returned to practice last week, but sat out Friday’s session and remained inactive for Baltimore’s 19-17 victory over the Jaguars.

It looks like his surgically-repaired foot is ready to take the final step, however. Teammate Terrell Suggs said Wednesday that he expects to have Dumervil in the lineup against the Raiders this Sunday and Thursday brought the word straight from Dumervil’s mouth.

Dumervil told reporters that he’ll make his 2016 debut this weekend.

“I’m excited to get in front of our fans,” Dumervil said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.

Albert McClellan has been starting in place of Dumervil over the first three weeks and Za’Darius Smith has also played a significant number of snaps. Dumervil should be back in his usual spot with the first team, but working him back in will likely leave time for the others to continue seeing the field.