Now that tempers (and ostensibly, the thermal fax machine) have cooled down, the Broncos are ready to do business again.
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos have resumed negotiations with Elvis Dumervil after last Friday’s fiasco that saw him released when a deal to restructure his contract wasn’t filed in time.
“We’ve offered Elvis a contract,” Broncos executive John Elway said. “We’d like to have Elvis back.”
Of course, they can’t offer as much as they might have before, thanks to the salary cap proration they had to eat when they released him.
They had agreed to take his $12 million salary to $8 million, as part of a three-year, $30 million deal which never became official.
Of course, other teams are interested too, notably the Ravens.
And if the Broncos can’t work out a deal with new agent Tom Condon for Dumervil, they can always ask about the still-available and already mentioned Dwight Freeney on the same phone call, since he represents both.