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Elvis Dumervil spurns Denver Broncos for Baltimore Ravens

The Denver Broncos are in need of a pass-rushing partner for Von Miller amid reports Elvis Dumervil has decided to play for the Baltimore Ravens.

Broncos football operations chief John Elway issued a statement Sunday saying the Broncos "worked diligently over the last week" to re-sign Dumervil but "are now moving forward without him."

The Denver Post reported that Dumervil agreed to a multiyear deal with the Super Bowl champions, who didn't immediately announce any agreement.

Dumervil had 63½ sacks in seven seasons in Denver. He agreed to reduce his 2013 salary from $12 million to $8 million but the paperwork didn't reach the NFL offices in time and the Broncos were forced to release him on March 15.

The sides continued negotiating but the Ravens swooped in.