Now, the two teams are competing for a prize free agent:
The Ravens and Broncos are both making strong financial bids to try to land Dumervil, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation.
Both teams have made contract offers to Dumervil, per sources. No visit has been scheduled for Dumervil with the Ravens at this time.
Dumervil was cut by the Broncos when a fax debacle unfolded with late-arriving paperwork prompting Denver to release him rather than pay him $12 million guaranteed for the 2013 fiscal year.
Despite the dead money situation, the Broncos want Dumervil back and have submitted a contract offer to him that he hasn't accepted.
The Ravens want to add a pass rusher to work in tandem with former
Dumervil, 29, finished second on the Broncos last season with 11 sacks behind Pro Bowl outside linebacker
Dumervil is a compact, relentless pass rusher who has a good spin move and diverse repertoire of moves to get to the quarterback.
He led the NFL with 17 sacks in 2009 when he was coached by Ravens linebackers coach Don "Wink" Martindale.
Martindale has vouched for Dumervil's skills, work ethic and character to team officials, who would like to continue an effort to overhaul the front seven. The Ravens have previousy added defensive linemen
Ravens general manager
Dumervil hired new new representation, Tom Condon and Ben Dogra of megafirm CAA after firing Magid, who represents Ravens running back Bernard Pierce.