Word around Denver is that, if he doesn't agree to restructure his contract to lessen the amount of money he makes, he will be released. The Broncos would then target Dwight Freeney and Osi Umanyiora in free agency (even though they are older and less productive). Dumervil's best season as a pro came in the season he played in a 34 defense at Denver, and I know the Saints are transitioning to the 34.
The move of releasing him doesn't make much sense to me, but I guess they really want some open cap room.
CocoLoco New Orleans Pelicans Fan 30° 12' N 92° 0' W Member since Jan 2012 15620 posts
re: Would the NO Saints go after Elvis Dumervil?(Posted by CocoLoco on 3/9/13 at 6:12 pm to TTsTowel)
Would love to have him, but he will be a high cost. I expect Loomis to do a great job despite the cap situation, just not sure if we could get this guy. I'd imagine that he'd be on the wish list though.
We will know a good bit about where the team is heading sometime next week.
The Denver Post reports contract restructuring talks between the Broncos and RE Elvis Dumervil appear to have reached an impasse. The exact same term -- "impasse" -- was used in Pittsburgh to describe James Harrison's negotiations before the Steelers cut him. Agent Marty Magid sent the Broncos a contract proposal on Friday, and the two sides have had "no communication" since. Denver may be preparing Dumervil's walking papers. "Elvis has been working out, he’s healthy, he feels great," Magid said. "He wants to stay with the Broncos. Right now, we’re waiting to hear back from them." Mar 10