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Will Terrell Suggs Or Elvis Dumervil Win New Sack Award?


Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervi have a new award to compete for this year.

The NFL announced over the weekend that it will honor the league leader in sacks with the "Deacon Jones Award," named in honor of the Hall of Famer who died earlier this year.  Jones was a feared pass rusher who is credited with coining the term, "sack."

 The award will be presented as part of the NFL Honors program on the night before the Super Bowl. Previously, there was no official award to recognize the league leader in sacks.

Suggs and Dumervil have been two of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL throughout their careers. Suggs has 84.5 career sacks and Dumervil has 63.5. Dumervil led the NFL with 17 sacks in 2009.

Pairing the two of them as edge rushers could give the Ravens the most feared pass rush in the NFL. Suggs has played on the opposite side of quality outside linebackers like Jarret Johnson, but has said he's never been teamed up with a dynamic pass rusher like Dumervil.

"I'm ecstatic," Suggs said about playing alongside Dumervil. "I've had good guys on the other side of me before. I had a great guy in Jarret Johnson. He wasn't really known for his pass rushing. Paul [Kruger], he had a really good year, explosive year last year. To get a guy that his No. 1 thing is to get after the quarterback is really exciting."

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