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Elvis Dumervil to miss Ravens minicamp after undergoing 'preventative procedure'

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Add linebacker Elvis Dumervil to the growing list of Baltimore Ravens players recovering from a surgery.

Dumervil was a surprise absence from the start of Ravens' mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

"He had what has been termed a preventative procedure," coach John Harbaugh said. "So, he's not ready to go in minicamp. But he'll be ready for training camp."

Harbaugh said Dumervil will be at the Ravens facility on Wednesday and can give more details to reporters.

Dumervil led the Ravens last season with six sacks, which were his fewest since he missed the entire 2010 season. He has only missed one game in his three-year career in Baltimore, playing in 35 straight games.

Last season, Dumervil had to play increased snaps after the season-ending injury to Terrell Suggs in the opener. Dumervil was sidelined for a brief period in training camp last year with tendinitis in his Achilles.

Dumervil is the ninth Ravens player to miss mandatory minicamp due to injury. The others are: quarterback Joe Flacco (knee); wide receivers Breshad Perriman (knee), Steve Smith Sr.(Achilles) and Michael Campanaro (calf); cornerback Jumal Rolle (Achilles); linebacker Terrell Suggs (Achilles); defensive tackle Michael Pierce (undisclosed) and defensive end Bronson Kaufusi (back).