Well, this wasn’t predicatable at all.
With the Broncos trying to squeeze defensive end Elvis Dumervil into taking a paycut, next comes the inevitable word that they’re looking at someone else to replace him if he doesn’t.
A source told Mike Klis of the Denver Post that if the Broncos can’t get an appropriate deal with Dumervil, that they’d be interested in former Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney.
Considering that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had already started recruiting his former teammate, this isn’t the most surprising news of the day, and it’s useful to let Dumervil know who holds the hammer in negotiations.
Freeney’s four years older, and might not be as explosive, but it’s hard to imagine the Broncos would fall off tremendously because of the difference between the two — especially if they could turn the savings into another player or two.