In a time where you can tell your iPhone to plan your day for you, it’s pretty odd that a fax machine took NFL free agency by storm. Leave it to Elvis Dumervil and the Denver Broncos to be the kings of controversy. Either way, Dumervil is out of town and has decided to sign with the defending champion Baltimore Ravens after failing to get his papers to the NFL office in time.
The Ravens are depleted on the defensive end with six defensive starters hitting the road after hauling in the Lombardi Trophy in February. Baltimore has to be excited about the chain of events in Denver as they now have a player that is cheaper than Paul Kruger, who was with the Ravens for four great seasons. General manager Ozzie Newsome got a steal in this deal as Dumervil is taking up 64 percent less cap than Kruger is with the Cleveland Browns.
I have no doubts that the ex-Bronco defensive captain will be a factor for the Ravens, but his debut is going to be one for the ages. As fate would have it, the defending champion Ravens will not be opening up at home due to a Baltimore Orioles game and instead, the Ravens will travel to Denver. Truth is stranger than fiction, and the boo-birds will be aplenty when the three time All-Pro returns to Denver in a purple and black.
Now, Jay Cutler left the Broncos in a rather sour situation, but the Chicago Bears have only played in Denver once in the regular season and Cutler was injured with a broken thumb. Dumervil should be able to make a mark on the defensive end, but it will be more interesting to hear the array of boos that await the pass rusher.