Harbaugh says Dumervil emerging as Ravens leader

credit: AP

credit: AP

The Baltimore Ravens may have won the Super Bow in February but there has been a noticeable roster turnover since then. With the retirement of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed’s signing with Houston the Ravens defense does not have a clear leader.

One player who is establishing himself in a leadership role is free agent signing Elvis Dumervil.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is happy with what he has seen from linebacker.

“It seems like Elvis has made the transition,” Harbaugh said after OTAs on Wednesday, via Carroll County Times. “He has been here every day. He hasn’t missed one thing since he’s been here. I feel like he’s emerging as a leader for our football team. He has had no problem learning the defense.

He’s done a great job. He’s a smart player. He likes football. He’s done a good job at it, so he’s done a good job.”

Dumervil spent the first six years of his NFL career with the Denver Broncos but was cut due to salary cap concerns this offseason.

There will be endless comparisons between the new look Ravens defense and the ones which took the field before them but for the time being Dumervil seems to be fitting in just right.