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.