The latest chapter of the longstanding rivalry between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers could be an offseason battle for free-agent pass rusher Elvis Dumervil.
Because of a contract snafu, the Denver Broncos cut Dumervil on Friday. The Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson reported on Sunday that the Ravens and Steelers — along with the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans — could be two of the teams looking to scoop up Dumervil.
Both the Steelers and Ravens are looking for pass-rushing help after losing two of the AFC North’s marquee names this offseason. The Steelers were forced to cut James Harrison because of salary-cap issues, and the Ravens lost linebacker Paul Kruger to the Cleveland Browns.
The Broncos cut Dumervil on Friday because of a late paperwork filing the team blamed on Dumervil’s camp. Denver executive vice president John Elway said the team did not receive a fax in time after Dumervil had agreed to take a pay cut next season. Dumervil has since fired his agent.
The 29-year-old Dumervil had 54 tackles, 11 sacks and six forced fumbles while playing in all 16 games with the Broncos last season.