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To say the Baltimore Ravens lucked out by snagging unintentional free-agent pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil would be an understatement. After letting outside linebacker Paul Kruger leave in free agency for more money with the Cleveland Browns, the Ravens needed someone to fill his spot.
While it seemed initially that the draft would be their only option—anything seemingly better among the available veterans appeared too expensive—a fatal fax machine error sent Dumervil onto the market, where the Ravens managed to pick him up for just a $2.5 million salary cap hit though he's set to receive $8.5 million in total pay for 2013.
That's not a lot of money—cap-wise or otherwise—for someone of Dumervil's talent. It also provides the Ravens with a battle-tested upgrade over the departed Kruger as well as someone exceedingly deadly to pair up on the outside with linebacker Terrell Suggs.
In fact, with the Dumervil addition, the Ravens now have one of the best pass-rushing tandems in the league. But are they the very best? Let's take a look at other pass-rushing pairs around the NFL and see which is the most lethal.