Dumervil (foot/ankle) has been placed on the PUP list, but he is expected to return at some point during training camp, the Ravens' official site reports. Dumervil missed the Ravens' offseason program after having a preventative procedure on his foot/ankle. Neither team nor player has provided much information about the issue, but there's been no suggestion that Dumervil is in any real danger of missing Week 1. With fellow outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (Achilles) also unavailable for the start of training camp, Za'Darius Smith and second-round rookie Kamalei Correa could get extended work with the first-team defense.
Dumervil said the preventative procedure he had during the offseason took place "somewhere in my foot area", the Baltimore Sun reports. Dumervil didn't provide any other details, but he did make it clear that the injury affected him last season, perhaps helping to explain why he had fewer than 9.5 sacks for the first time since 2008. He did manage a three-year high of 48 tackles, taking on an every-down role in the absence of Terrell Suggs (Achilles), after mostly playing on passing downs the previous two years. The Ravens likely plan on scaling Dumervil back to his old role that focused on pass-rushing, as the team hopes Suggs will be ready by Week 1. Dumervil won't necessarily be ready for the start of training camp, but he expects that he'll have plenty of time to prepare for the season.
Dumervil was absent from minicamp and revealed to have undergone "preventative procedure" earlier in the offseason, ESPN.com reports. Dumervil missed every single voluntary workout this offseason, but nothing was made of it since he's been doing the same thing for years. Now absent from Baltimore's mandatory minicamp, head coach John Harbaugh revealed Dumervil underwent a "preventative procedure" earlier in the offseason. Dumervil will miss the remainder of minicamp, but Harbaugh declared the Ravens' single-season sack leader will be ready for training camp.
Dumervil finished the 2015 season with 48 tackles (29 solo), six sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in 16 games. Dumervil recorded fewer than 9.5 sacks for the first time since 2008, but he still did a nice job of putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks, even if it didn't show up on the stat sheet. He also had to deal with extra attention, as the Ravens' only other outside pass-rushing threat (Terrell Suggs) was lost for the season after Week 1. With two years remaining on a team-friendly contract, Dumervil should be back in Baltimore for 2016.
Dumervil (non-injury related) is active for Sunday's game at Cincinnati. The veteran linebacker is still a factor as a pass rusher and is available for IDP consideration in the final week of the regular season.
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