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Teams are allowed to begin talking with free agents today through Tuesday, with all signings allowed to begin on the 12th. The Denver Broncos are reportedly looking at a pair of defensive ends.
The Broncos want Elvis Dumervil to take a pay cut (he will be a $13.6 million cap hit in 2013), and if the two sides are unable to come to an agreement, the team is reportedly ready to move on from the sixth-year Pro Bowl defensive end. Two possible replacements for Dumervil appear to be Dwight Freeney and Osi Umenyiora, who are both hitting the open market.
Titans beat writer @terrymc13 reports that the #Broncos have interest in Dwight Freeney and may also have Osi Umenyiora “on their radar.”
— Jon Heath (@JHeath_DEN) March 9, 2013
Freeney (6′-1″, 268 lbs.), quarterback Peyton Manning‘s former teammate, is 33 and coming off a 5-sack season. Umenyiora (6′-3″, 255 lbs.) is 31 and coming off a 6-sack season. Both players are older, less productive options than Dumervil (5′-11″, 260 lbs.), who recorded 11 sacks last season, but the thinking is that both would come at a cheaper price tag than the $12 million salary Dumervil is owed this season.
Two years ago, John Elway, Denver’s v.p. of football operations, offered a second round pick to the Giants in exchange for Umenyiora, but New York turned Denver down, seeking a first round pick. With Osi now a free agent, the Broncos appear to be interested in his services once again.
BEST OF MAXIM
Osi Umenyiora is a free agent, and the defensive lineman is making big promises about what he will achieve next season once he signs.
Osi Umenyiora likes to talk. In doing so, he made quite a name for himself as a two-time Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants.
Now that it looks like his time with them is up, he’s ready to make a prediction in regards to his 2013-14 accolades.
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