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Baltimore Ravens release five-time Pro Bowler Elvis Dumervil

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 27, 2015: Linebacker Elvis Dumervil #58 of the Baltimore Ravens watches the action from the sideline during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 27, 2015 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won 20-17. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 27, 2015: Linebacker Elvis Dumervil #58 of the Baltimore Ravens watches the action from the sideline during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 27, 2015 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won 20-17. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

The Baltimore Ravens landed Elvis Dumervil four years ago when the Denver Broncos faxed in his contract minutes after the 4 p.m. deadline. Now, the Ravens are parting ways with the veteran pass rusher.

After former Ravens receiver Steve Smith reported the news, Dumervil confirmed his release on Twitter with a message to fans and the organization.

Source: #Ravens will release#ElvisDumervil

— Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) March 8, 2017

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My message to the @Ravens organization and the #RavensFlock 😈 pic.twitter.com/1PZtYuoNcf

— Elvis Dumervil (@EKD92) March 8, 2017

Dumervil missed eight games due to a foot injury last season, limiting him to three sacks in eight games. His numbers have fallen off each of the past two years following his 17-sack season in 2014.

He was set to count $8.4 million against the cap this season, but the Ravens will save $6 million by releasing him. It was the last year of his five-year deal.

For the Ravens, who had just $10.2 million in cap room before the move, it gives them a bit more to spend on free agents.