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Ravens Eying Four Free Agent Pass Rushers

Posted Mar 19, 2013

John Harbaugh addressed Elvis Dumervil, James Harrison, Dwight Freeney and Osi Umenyiora.


John Harbaugh admits he didn’t expect to have the chance to sign some top-notch free agent pass rushers on the market.

But with the cap space the Ravens cleared this offseason, and with a number of big names on the market, that’s now a possibility.

On Monday, a report surfaced that Baltimore is negotiating with outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil. Harbaugh did not address those reports directly Tuesday at the owners meetings, but did talk about the possibility of the Ravens adding a pass rusher.

“We’re never going to walk away from a good player, and there just happens to be some pass rushers available right now,” Harbaugh said. “So you’ve got to look at the market and what’s available out there and those guys are available right now so we’re looking at them.”

Harbaugh was asked if it was unexpected that the team could sign somebody like Dumervil or Pittsburgh’s James Harrison.

“I would say so,” he said. “Did you expect those guys to be [available]? Dwight Freeney’s another one. Osi [Umenyiora] is out there. There are a lot of good pass rushers out there, guys that have done it.”

Dumervil (11 sacks last year) was released by the Broncos after a fax machine screw-up. Pittsburgh parted ways with the aging Harrison (6 sacks) and the Colts and Giants did not renew the contracts of Freeney (5 sacks) and Umenyiora (6 sacks), respectively.

Any of them would help the Ravens make up for the loss of Paul Kruger, who signed with the Cleveland Browns after recording a team-high nine sacks last season.

Harbaugh also didn’t rule out the possibility of finding a rusher in the draft, where there is a solid crop, because the Ravens still reportedly only have about $10 million in cap room.

The head coach also said the team is looking to re-sign some players (perhaps such as tight end Dennis Pitta or tackle Michael Oher) before they become unrestricted free agents, so that would eat into their funds for free agents.

“We can be active in free agency to an extent,” Harbaugh said. “We’re not going to be high rollers I don’t think. We don’t have that kind of money.”

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