Freeney is scheduled to meet with the team today, while Abraham will not be making his visit until Thursday.
It’s not surprising that the Broncos new offer was less than Dumervil was hoping for. The market for defensive ends has been terrible to say the least and there are other cost-efficient options available to them, such as Freeney and Abraham.
The Ravens and Dolphins have been mentioned as potential landing for Dumervil, but neither is expected to offer him good money at this point in free agency.
We have Dumervil listed as the No. 1 player in our recently updated Top 50 Free Agents list.
Denver is reportedly waiting to hear back from Dumervil and his representation regarding the offer.
- Jeff Darlington adds that the two sides are working on a deal that pay him similar to their previous agreement.
The Broncos have already incurred a hit of $4.9 million in dead money from the previous transaction. Despite his release, Dumervil has maintained that he would prefer to re-sign with Denver as opposed to playing for a new team.
The Ravens reportedly have serious interest in Dumervil as well, but all things being equal, it seems more likely that he would re-sign with the Broncos.
The Patriots, Ravens, Texans, and Lions have all inquired about him since being released.
The Denver Broncos asked the NFL to recognize the agreement between them and DE Elvis Dumervil, but the league ultimately declined, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Klis mentions that the Broncos have been in contact with Dumervil and his new agent Tom Condon, but the fact that the situation resulted in $4.9 million in dead money for the Broncos, it seems unlikely that an agreement will be reached.
Klis adds that an NFL source has informed him that the Ravens are negotiating with Dumervil.
Since the Friday contract fiasco, Dumervil has reportedly found interest from multiple teams including the Patriots, Ravens, Texans, Titans and now the Steelers.
Pittsburgh could use a replacement for James Harrison who was released earlier the week, but the level of interest in Dumervil could make it difficult for them to sign him, despite the reduced contracts that have been signed by defensive ends this year.
Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that a source has informed him that Elvis Dumervil‘s decision to fire his agent is an attempt to reconcile the situation with the Broncos.
Denver was reportedly upset with the way Dumervil’s agent, Marty Magid, handled the negotiations and the fact that he was unable to provide them with a timely decision regarding the matter.
According to a person informed of the interest in Dumervil, the Patriots, Ravens, Texans, and Lions have all inquired about him since being released.
Dumervil appears to be hoping he can work things out with the Broncos, rather than shop around for a club.
Wilson specifically mentions that Dumervil is “firmly on the Ravens’ radar” and they’re hoping to setup a meeting with him for next week.
- Jason La Canfora tweets that Dumervil will likely be “too steep” for the Broncos.
- Alex Marvez is “hearing” that Tom Condon is the front-runner to be Dumervil’s next agaent.
- Mike Garafolo reports that he’s been informed that Magid will waive the five-day waiting period, which will allow Dumervil to find a new agent immediately.
- Adam Schefter reports that Dumervil would have to wait another five days before he can hire new agent.
- Aaron Wilson adds that sources have confirmed that Dumervil and his agent, Marty Magid, are parting ways.
- Albert Breer tweets that a lawsuit could be coming in the next few days.
It’s really not surprising given what transpired on Friday.
Dumervil is a Miami native and has reportedly already been in contact with multiple teams following his surprising release from the Broncos.
Jackson mentions that the Dolphins have yet to reach out Dumervil’s agent and admits that it would be increasingly difficult for them to add the defensive end and still retain free agent LT Jake Long.
Dumervil already counts as over $4 million in dead money on their books, so a return appears to be doubtful unless he’s willing to accept a reduced salary. Both Dwight Freeney and John Abraham could be options for them to consider. Of the two, Freeney is the most likely candidate.
We’ll have to see which teams end up showing interest in Dumervil in the coming days.