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24 Mar 2013

Major Weekend FA Signings: Dumervil to Baltimore, Vollmer Re-Signs with Patriots

Elvis Dumervil today signed with the Baltimore Ravens, where he'll replace Paul Kruger. I guess that means that the Ravens didn't feel Courtney Upshaw was ready to start. The reports on Dumervil's contract are a little confusing, but apparently it's a "five-year deal" (yeah, right) where Dumervil will get $8.5 million in the first season but count only $2.5 million on the cap. The Broncos are apparently looking at either John Abraham or Dwight Freeney to replace him.

In other news from this weekend, the Patriots have re-signed right tackle Sebastian Vollmer, and the Falcons will be signing Osi Umenyiora to replace Abraham.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 24 Mar 2013

8 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2013, 3:16pm by warez software


by The Hypno-Toad :: Sun, 03/24/2013 - 6:49pm

Sad panda. Best of luck to Dumervil in Baltimore.

by Phoenix of Fury :: Mon, 03/25/2013 - 12:55am

I agree wholeheartedly. I'm dispppointed in the way the entire situation played out, but hopefully something better becomes of it for all parties involved.

by Anonymousse (not verified) :: Mon, 03/25/2013 - 9:50am

Are there any numbers for the Vollmer deal?

by Anonymousse (not verified) :: Tue, 03/26/2013 - 9:58am

I'm very okay with that. 4 years 17M with another 10M in incentives if hes healthy/good.

by Sifter :: Mon, 03/25/2013 - 5:13pm

Ravens certainly have an interesting roster on D. A few big dudes on the line: Ngata, Canty, McPhee, Arthur Jones, Terrence Cody, Marcus Spears. A couple of OLB/DE tweener guys: Suggs, Dumervil, Upshaw. And no linebackers or safeties of note now that Ellerbe, Lewis, Reed and Pollard have walked. Bar perhaps Jameel McClain, who didn't overwhelm me with awesomeness last year.

by jonnyblazin :: Mon, 03/25/2013 - 10:10pm

I thought Mcclellan played decent at ILB in 2011, but in 2012 he was just playing OLB. I think the Ravens will move him inside again since they have 3 good OLBs and a couple of developmental guys behind them.

I think they'll move Ngata to NT since they have 4 solid 3-4 DE's at this point. D-line and OLB look to be a strength, as does CB, whereas ILB and S need work.

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