Broncos expected to cut Dumervil after replacement is in place

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Mick Jagger one advised that you can’t always get what you want, but that you can get what you need.

Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil might want to fire up that track because it doesn’t look like the Broncos are going to give him what he wants on Tuesday. Dumervil wanted to be released by the Broncos before the start of free agency so that he can start shopping himself to other teams after failing to agree on a lower salary for the 2013 season, but Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the team isn’t expected to do anything until they’ve secured Dumervil’s replacement.

Most of the focus on that search has centered on Dwight Freeney, who has gotten a sales pitch from former Colts teammate Peyton Manning about joining up with the Broncos. If that doesn’t work out, Klis mentions players like Michael Bennett, Matt Shaughnessy and Osi Umenyiora as possibilities at defensive end along with holdovers like Robert Ayers and Jason Hunter.

The Broncos will need to move quickly if they want to have Dumervil’s replacement in place before cutting ties. Dumervil’s entire $12 million salary becomes guaranteed on Saturday, although the Broncos’ decision in regard to Dumervil may be different if they can’t land one of their targets.

11 responses to “Broncos expected to cut Dumervil after replacement is in place

  1. Crazy how quickly things can change…it’s not like Dumervil is an aging veteran or something.

  2. If the Broncos were going to replace Elvis with another man already on the roster, why would they hold him past the start of free agency? They want him at less money! Wait until the market dictates what he’s worth.

  3. I have agreed with all of Elway’s decsions so far, but this is a terrible decision to cut him. At least save him for the draft to use as trade bait. There are teams out there willing to take on his contract. Might as well try to get a mid round pick for him. Cutting him gets us nothing but salary cap relief, which we don’t necessarily need at the moment.

  4. Stay classy Broncos.. Go to Seattle or Kansas City. Those 2 teams have the 2 best coaches in the league, the 2 classiest organizations, and the best fans in the league.
    Also they are both being built to dominate the league for the next dozen years. You will win championships at either destination.

  5. Bad move!!!

    Can’t they have 3 pass rushers???

    There are plenty of teams with a high pass rushing Sam LB and two avid rush ends!!! It’s not that different from having three pass rushers along the d-line.

    The 2000 Ravens had Rob Burnett, Peter Boulware, and Michael McCrary!!!

    They’re losing a lot with Dumervil gone!!!

    He’s a better player than Freeney and they’ll regret losing him!!!

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