Given that the Denver Broncos reached a long-term deal recently with guard Chris Kuper, some have wondered whether the team will soon work out a new contract with linebacker Elvis Dumervil, the 2010 NFL sack leader.
Based on coach Josh McDaniels’ comments from Monday, it doesn’t sound like anything is coming soon.
“[W]e’ll be in communication with [agent] Gary [Wichard] and keep working towards what we’re all [striving towards],” McDaniels. “It’s hard to gauge [the status]. You have conversations with him and sometimes they feel better than others, but ultimately nobody really cares until it gets done. When it gets done, it progresses really fast and everybody is content with the result and when it’s not done, while you’re working on it, everybody can say what they want. We’re going to continue to work. We know what we want and we know what they want and we’re trying to make it happen.”
Dumervil has reported for offseason workouts without signing his one-year, $3.17 million tender. Next Tuesday, the team could drop the offer to 110 percent of his 2009 base salary in the amount of $540,980.