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Ravens best free agent tourney: Third round of Jonathan Ogden Region

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The Elite 8 of the free-agent tourney is now here.

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The Jonathan Ogden provided the one outlier when it came to a No. 3 seed advancing.

No. 2 Matt Birk scored a huge win over No. 3 Trevor Pryce, getting 81 percent of the vote, compared to Pryce's 19. Birk had a great run with the Ravens and capped it with a Super Bowl XLVII championship following the 2012 season. No. 1 Elvis Dumervil beat cornerback Corey Graham, setting up the only 1-2 showdown in a region in this tournament.

(See second round results HERE.)

Here's how the region played out:

Ogden Round 3

About the matchup:

No. 1 Elvis Dumervil vs. No. 2 Matt Birk

Dumervil came to Baltimore thanks to the now-infamous fax machine snafu. He shouldn't be here in all honesty. But he is and the Ravens are big-time beneficiaries of the mistake. Dumervil has only been with the Ravens for two seasons but it's apparent the talent level sets him above many of those the Ravens signed and kept for longer. He had 9.5 sacks in 2013 and a whopping 17 in 2014. He and Terrell Suggs have made quite the pass-rushing duo.

Birk signed with the Ravens in 2009 after a lengthy tenure with the Vikings. Offensive linemen are typically known for their intelligence as football players and Birk was the perfect example of that. He always had the Ravens in the right calls, even when his own on-field play wasn't what it was in his prime. Birk retired following the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII championship.

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The winner of this bracket plays the winner of the Ray Lewis Region.