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With Elvis Dumervil and the Broncos currently in a contract dispute, we figured the team would lean on Jason Hunter in 2013 if Dumervil left.
Uh, about that.
Turns out that Hunter, a free agent, has signed with the divisional rival Oakland Raiders. Had he stayed in Denver, Hunter likely would have been a rotational rusher this season.
The Broncos have improved the interior of their line by re-signing defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson and signing defensive tackle Terrance Knighton to two-year deals. But if Dumervil does not agree to restructure his contract and is released, defensive end will quickly become a position of need for the team.
Obvious candidates to replace Dumervil are Dwight Freeney and Osi Umenyiora, while Shaun Phillips could also come into play. Of course, if Dumervil agrees to restructure his contract before Saturday, when his $12 million 2013 salary becomes guaranteed, Denver won’t have to worry about finding a replacement.
Now, we wait. Your move, Broncos.
BEST OF MAXIM
Maybe Elvis Dumervil isn’t headed out of Denver after all.
The Broncos and Dumervil’s agent, Marty Magid, starting talking again on Tuesday, according to the Denver Post‘s Mike Klis.
Magid sent back a proposal Tuesday that lowered his client’s asking price from $12 million in 2013, but then added that reduction onto his contract in the form of guarantees for the 2014 and...
Will Dumevil be wearing orange and blue in 2013? (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)
In a matter of hours, we will know whether Elvis Dumervil will be a former member of the Denver Broncos, or a Denver Bronco for the foreseeable future.
Before 1:59 p.m. MT Friday, Dumervil will either be cut or have taken a paycut. There is no third option; the team will not pay him the $12 million salary...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Denver Broncos’ linebacker Elvis Dumervil is now willing to take a pay cut.
Source: Elvis Dumervil is now willing to take a pay cut. His side has exchanged a proposal with the Broncos, hasn’t heard back since 4
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2013
At one point it looked like Elvis was about to leave the building, but now there’s...
The Denver Broncos ended up cutting Elvis Dumervil even after he agreed to take a pay cut from $12 million to $8 million for the coming season.
What? Yeah, the whole thing is a bit of a mess or as Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes would say, "Well this is a sticky wicket!" Translated into American lingo that means cluster****.
Finding out the truth on this deal...
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UPDATED 3/16 1:20 PM EST:
We have been doing our best to keep everyone up-to-date on what is going on with the Elvis Dumervil and a twitter hash tag that I cannot include here.
Here is what we have gathered.
The Denver Broncos had until 4:00 PM EST today to either release Dumervil or guarantee him $13 million for the 2013 season. What Dumervil’s agent...
ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING
The Broncos and Elvis Dumervil had agreed to a $4M paycut, but the paperwork never made it to the NFL offices before the deadline passed, making Dumervil a free agent.
The Broncos have made a flurry of moves in free agency, but they are not done yet.
Denver is close to the $123 million 2013 salary cap limit, but plan to create more space through the Elvis Dumervil situation and there are a host of other candidates to be released. For now, the team’s top priority is working out something with Dumervil.
But the team may not be...
If the Denver Broncos retain defensive lineman Elvis
Dumervil into the 2013 season, he’s set to earn $12 million this year. The
Broncos think his deal is “out of wack,” and John Elway told reporters,
including Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post, that they’re hoping to get him to
take a pay cut in order to remain with the team.
"It's not all about dollars. But when...
Just one day after losing three key members of the defense (Philip Wheeler, Desmond Bryant, Michael Huff), the Raiders began plugging some holes. Per the team’s website, they signed Jason Hunter, Kaluka Maiava, and Pat Sims to contracts. All three are defensive veterans.
Hunter is a defensive end who last played for the Broncos, but missed 2012 with a triceps injury. However...
Facing a 4 p.m. ET deadline, Elvis Dumervil decided taking a salary reduction and remaining a Denver Bronco was the best option, except his agent didn't send in his signed contract on time and was released by