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Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil ranked 46th on NFL Network top 100 players list

Ravens All-Pro outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil is ranked 46th on the NFL Network annual list of top 100 players.

Dumervil is the highest-ranked Ravens player to make the list so far in balloting done by NFL players.

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Dumervil made the list after setting a franchise single-season record with 17 sacks.

That tied a career-high previously set with the Denver Broncos in 2009.

The Pro Bowl pass rusher had 35 tackles, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

When Dumervil sacked New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees twice during a November victory, it created a $4 million financial windfall for the four-time Pro Bowl pass rusher.

With his 12th sack of the season, Dumervil triggered a $1 million one-time incentive clause for sacks in a single year.

Dumervil's contract has a base value of $26 million that includes a $7.5 million signing bonus and $11 guaranteed. He also hit an escalator clause that raises his base salary by $1 million

His contract is now worth $30 million over five years with a maximum value of $33 million if he hits the 12-sack figure again in 2016.

Dumervil can also earn another $1 million bonus if he records 12 sacks in  2016 and the defense improves as a team in points allowed, touchdowns allowed, total defense ranking, average net yards given per run play or pass play, sacks, interceptions or team wins or if Dumervil improves in interceptions, interception return yards, touchdowns on interception returns, fumble recoveries, fumble return yards or touchdowns on a fumble return. It can also be earned with 13 or more sacks.

Dumervil's 2016 base salary has gone up from $4 million to $5 million with a salary-cap figure of $7.375 million, rising to the same salary and cap figure in 2016. His 2017 base salary has gone up from $5 million to $6 million with a salary-cap figure of $8.375 million.

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