Adding Elvis Dumervil helps - obviously.
In doing so, the Baltimore Ravens not only filled the pass-rushing void left by the departure of Paul Kruger, but, on paper, they actually upgraded - and for less money. Kruger signed a five-year, $41 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. Dumervil's deal with the Ravens reportedly has a maximum value of $35 million over five years, and he'll reportedly count just $2.5 million against the salary cap this season. And for as good as Kruger was last season, Dumervil's a three-time Pro Bowler, a player with 37½ sacks and 10 forced fumbles in the last 45 games he's played in and one who, at 29 years old, is just two years older than Kruger.
All in all a very solid acquisition, and a significant step for Baltimore in rebuilding its defense.
But there are other areas that still need to be addressed - on defense as well as on offense. And with still around $5 million in cap space, the Ravens do have enough money to at least be active in free agency to a certain extent.
Here are some free agents that could potentially be of interest to the Ravens: