The Broncos want to persuade defensive end Elvis Dumervil to take less money. If he doesn’t, there’s a chance he’ll be cut.
For now, it looks like the Broncos are trying to find out how much it would cost to replace him.
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the two sides haven’t communicated since the Broncos and Dumervil’s agent traded proposals on Friday.
“Elvis has been working out, he’s healthy, he feels great,” agent Marty Magid told Klis. “He wants to stay with the Broncos. Right now, we’re waiting to hear back from them.”
What Dumervil and Magid may hear is, “Thanks for the memories.” Now that they know what Dumervil will take, the Broncos have been able to spend the last two days finding out whether they can sign Dwight Freeney or John Abraham or Cliff Avril or Osi Umenyiora or any other available pass rushers for substantially less that Dumervil is willing to take.
If so, it would be an easy swap. And it needs to happen before Saturday, at which time Dumervil’s $12 million becomes fully guaranteed.