Elvis Dumervil Named To Pro Bowl

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Another Raven is headed to the islands.

Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil was named  to the Pro Bowl Monday, and he'll join his teammates punter Sam Koch, guard Marshal Yanda and  long snapper Morgan Cox in Hawaii.

Dumervil will make his second-straight trip to the Pro Bowl, and this is the fifth invitation of his 10-year career.

"Whenever you are recognized by your peers, it is an honor," Dumervil said. "To be able to play with the best the NFL has to offer is a blessing. 

"I wouldn't be here without my teammates, and I want to thank them, my coaches, the Ravens organization and all of our great fans around the country. I hope to represent you well. I am humbled."

The 32-year-old pass rusher finished this season with 48 tackles, six sacks and a forced fumble. His sack total declined from 17 last season, but he played a larger overall role in the defense after Terrell Suggs suffered a torn Achilles in the season opener. That meant he couldn't focus solely on a pass-rush role.

Dumervil received a late invitation to the Pro Bowl because roster spots opened up after the Super Bowl teams were determined. Denver's Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware and Carolina's Thomas Davis will have to miss the Pro Bowl because their teams will compete for the Lombardi Trophy in two weeks.  

Dumervil made the most out of his trip to the Pro Bowl last year by notching a pair of sacks in the game. Defense is typically lackluster in the all-star game, but Dumervil didn't back off his effort at all in the game.

The Pro Bowl draft will be held Wednesday evening and the game will be played Sunday, Jan. 31.

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