Report: Dolphins have “jumped into” Dumervil discussions

AP

We’ve heard plenty about interest from the Broncos, Ravens and Steelers in signing defensive end Elvis Dumervil since the Broncos put Dumervil on the market after the fax machine’s most high-profile moment in at least a decade.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that a fourth AFC team has at least dipped its toes into the water. Klis reports that the Dolphins have “jumped into discussions” with Dumervil, who has offers from the Broncos and Ravens already on the table, but that the extent of their interest is unknown.

Dumervil would make a pretty nice bookend across from Cameron Wake in the Dolphins pass rush. Miami has more money to spend than any of the other teams in the mix for Dumervil, especially with the deals for wide receiver Mike Wallace and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe structured to take up relatively little cap space in the 2013 season.

Dumervil’s the best free agent still available on the market, so it’s not surprising to see other teams sniffing around to see if they can snap up a player who looked set to remain in Denver at this time last week.

70 responses to “Report: Dolphins have “jumped into” Dumervil discussions

  1. Why would he want to play for a second place team?

    What’s really funny about the offseason is that everybody is in last place

  2. Um, I guess I should thank the writer. I don’t really know how to react to an article wear the Dolphins aren’t being bashed. Thanks Alper. Even Miami beat writers bash the team. Maybe change is in the air. I’m going to get a beer now and celebrate.

  3. Probably a ploy to get Osi to drop his asking price since they have been in discussions with him as wel. I’d actually rather have Dumervil on the roster though. Osi seems like a malcontent

  4. If only we did not have Hartline’s deal on the books for next year… this signing would be so much easier to accomplish.

  5. As BRONCO fan sign freeney already… We’re still looking for doom in Baltimore since he NEVER SHOWED UP.. He will NOT make of break us this year..

  6. I would love it if Dumber-Ville went to the Dolphins. He is money hungry and isn’t looking to win a ring. If he were, then he would know where he should have stayed. Miami is trying to do the same thing the Eagles did two years ago……how did that work out for them? I would rather Denver get Abraham anyway. Then Datone Jones round one.

  7. So funny watching the crappy Dolphins try and sneak in another division title bc the Pats and Jets are poised for sh*t seasons. Can’t wait to watch them implode like the Los Marlinos did last year HAA HAA

  8. He’s a great player but you realize for the money he wants they can sign grimes Winston and Osi for bout 2-3 mil more those two are projected at 4-5 mil each and dumervil wants 10 idk

  9. Dolphins are not in play for Dumervil. This rumor must have been started by someone looking for leverage

  10. phinfan says:
    Mar 22, 2013 3:43 PM
    Wake/Dummerville
    Wake/Osi

    … EITHER WAY BRADY IS GOING ON HIS ARS!!!!

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    WTF ever, that’s what Bills fans said all last season.

  11. “Dumervil and Wake would be Amazing to watch.”

    Yeah, ALMOST as amazing as Miller and Dumervil but not quite!

  12. If it’s money he’s looking for I would bet the dolphins are the place to go. I just hope he isn’t expecting to win. Way to go, Miami! Since you can’t develop your own players, keep overpaying for guys of the teams that do…

  13. Did someone really say the Pats and Brady are on a decline? They went to the AF Championship game last season and the SB the year before. Until Brady calls it quits, they will always be a top contender and AFC East Champs.

  14. If the dolphins really want him they can get him. We know elvis wants to play for the fins badly, but I’m not too sure if the feeling is mutual.

  15. Are the Dolphins hedging on the salary cap increasing next year by like $50 million? Sure seems like it…

  16. Dumervill’s new agent is doing a fantastic job of giving the impression that everyone is fighting over him……Price going up!!

    BTW; his new agent has a brand new fax machine that he had to demonstrate was working to Dumervill before becoming his agent.

  17. jetstizzi85 says: Mar 22, 2013 4:35 PM

    Did someone really say the Pats and Brady are on a decline? They went to the AF Championship game last season and the SB the year before. Until Brady calls it quits, they will always be a top contender and AFC East Champs.
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    What part of decline does your statement NOT prove? From SB to AFC championship game….. to wild card this year. Logical regression.

  18. Here is why. Money. Assume Dumervil signs a 5 year contract for $7,000,000. $12,000,000 guaranteed.

    (1) Florida pay $2,423,348.50 in state and federal taxes every year. $12,000,000 Guaranteed salary contract = $4,173,348.50
    (2) Colorado pay $2,747,448.50 in state and federal taxes every year for a cost of $1,620,500 total more in lost income if he signs with Colorado vs. Florida over the 5 years of the contract. $12,000,000 Guaranteed salary contract = $4,728,948.50 in taxes.
    (3) Maryland pay $2,805,635.00 in state and federal taxes every year for a cost of $1,911432.50 total more in lost income if he signs with Maryland vs. Florida over the 5 years of the contract. $12,000,000 Guaranteed salary contract = $4,830,635.00 in taxes.

    Winning and championships are important, but careers are short and the ability to earn this amount of money is finite. The difference of $6.3 million or $6.7 million over 5 years is a lot of money to lose over five years when comparing Florida to Colorado and Florida to Maryland. Geographical Taxes do play a part in players decisions.

  19. Poor sheeple. Miami got the best WR available, replaced 2 aging LBs for cheaper more dynamic LBs and the most effective WR per touch in the NFL on the cheap. Look up Gibson’s first down and TD ratio per touch.

    Reid got a horrible backup QB, the most overrated CB available, and a couple other pieces to go with an older, injury prone, TO prone, poorly defended QB. So, Miami is just like Philly except they have a young QB who isnt injury prone, got more weapons for him, have a great backup QB, and just made their defense faster. Ok, makes sense….

  20. Dumervil is not a fit. He is a 3-4 linebacker and not a 4-3 end, too small. This is a smokescreen IMHO

  21. Its funny when all of these uneducated people post about Miami’s salary cap issues next year. Miami is 25 million UNDER the cap, as of right now, for 2014. That is without counting a cap increase and cap carryover next season. Before posting something ignorant try to educate yourself.

  22. Lol all theses ravens and broncos fans. Lets break down the ravens future: paid a mediocre qb 125 mill. Lol, lost there best defensive playmakers, lost a great wr, so in short go sit in tour corner because itll be another 20 years before you can contend again. Broncos: signed Payton Manning, think there winning a superbowl. Trying to damper the miami fans. Please give me a break.

  23. I love dolphin haters. Difference btwn Philly n Miami is Miami signed all young FA no older than 28. Saved money dumping their older linebackers. Oh n Marshall didn’t work out bc he was in an offense run by sperano. How’d that work out for the Jets last yr? Marshall’s also a head case and deserves cutler just the same. Miami took strides forward. Balt lost all their leaders n playmakers to pay flacco a very overrated qb who without Boldin would be ringless n making 11 mill per.

  24. Pats lost their best weapon and replaced him with a guy who played in 12 games in 2 yrs and adding him with Gronk who keeps breaking his forearm and a long list of injury history in college. Pats also don’t have a secondary. Good luck coveting Wallace while others are open underneath

  25. finsnation101 says:
    Mar 22, 2013 5:49 PM
    Lol all theses ravens and broncos fans. Lets break down the ravens future: paid a mediocre qb 125 mill. Lol, lost there best defensive playmakers, lost a great wr, so in short go sit in tour corner because itll be another 20 years before you can contend again. Broncos: signed Payton Manning, think there winning a superbowl. Trying to damper the miami fans. Please give me a break.

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    Let’s see, where to begin…you havent sniffed a playoff game in how long? Your QB is a fraud, your stadium is a joke, your fans are non-existent, your team looks like a bunch of waterboys compared to the patriots. That mediocre QB was a superbowl winning MVP. Whens the last time you could say that about your team? Now I know that your post was joking because no one could ever be that ignorant.

  26. @jmblosser, Brady is on the decline? Better tell him that cause he is playing better football the last few seasons than he ever has in his career.

  27. mdev1987, Pats had no problems covering him when he was with Pittsburgh. Playing with a worse QB in Miami should make it a walk in the park even with all our problems in the secondary.

  28. he’s from miami and would love to back home. Give the phins a small home town discount and it’s done

  29. It’s funny that the bronco fans think their team is so awesome. Talk to me in a couple of years when manning retires and you’re stuck with his giant contract and have brock osweiler as your QB. LOL

  30. Lol lets look at flaccos highlights. Funny the reciver has to stop his route to catch an underthrown ball everytime. Dont hate the dolphins cuz your team wasted all there money on flacco. Have fun spending those top 10 draft picks the next 10 years.

  31. Purpleand black2000 dream on, you win nothing because your QB “took all the money” and you have nothing to sign anyone with. That was a rotton trick to let Anquan leave the team. He carried you guys to the Super bowl, and bailed out your QB all the way through. Just watch the 49ers next year.

  32. Wow! Lots of haters on the site tonight. A little something for everyone….

    Patriots – Still the team to beat in the AFC East. Although I think the loss of Welker was a mistake and that defense is iffy. The Fins are definitely closing the gap. Should be a fun year.

    Denver – Please don’t lecture the Fins about buying free agents to win a championship and then comparing us to the Eagles. What exactly do you think the Broncos did last year? The road to the Superbowl was supposed to go through Denver…what happened?

    Ravens – Unfortunately, the dismantling of that team is hard to watch. However, this is what happens when you have to pay a successful QB top dollar. Salary cap issues will be around for a few years till they bring in enough new talent at a lower rate. Flacco is a great QB. I don’t know that he is a $20million a year QB….but close.

    All – The Fins are still fine to the salary cap next year. This is for two reasons. 1. Ireland did a good job of managing this process and has allowed for some flexibility despite Wallace’s big number. 2. Our QB’s and running backs are making around $5million dollars combined. That gives us lots of room on everything else. We will start to have problems when Tannehill is off of his rookie deal.

    Looking forward to the season!

  33. Just Remember this, Don’t get excited Dolphins fans. Winners in March means Losers in September, October, November, December, January and February. The media and fans will hate and try their hardest to justify the success of the Ravens, ultimately failing when they make it to the playoffs for a league high 6th time!

  34. ironically, about 95% of the fins fans.posting “triumphantly” on this site lately were dogging the Jets for being “off-season champs” the last few years.

    After Miami competes for the cellar with NY this year, enjoy your salary cap hell. Then u can buy a Seattle personnel man after firing Ireland too.

    All the best,

    NY/NJ

  35. I hope this happens for the right price. A front 4 that can pressure the qb without having to blitz so often really helps a secondary… As it stands, our secondary is pretty weak so why not go after the best pass-rusher left on the market? This just makes sense for them to pursue him without overspending.

    It kills me how so many of the people that leave comments are probably barely competent enough to manage the finances in their own households, yet they are “experts” when it comes to managing a professional teams Multi-Million dollar books… #Everybody Is a CPA

  36. Don’t really understand why everyone thinks flacco sucked all the money from ravens. Ravens don’t pay 20 mil per year for Flacco. 2013 it’s 6.4mil against cap, 2014 14 mil, 2015 14 mil. Then it goes as high as 30mil, but it’s clear that ravens won’t pay that anymore (unless generally raised salary cap figure, possibly 2015?, or if flacco leads ravens to win couple of SB:s in next three years). So basically it’s 3 year deal and then reconstructure… or cut 🙂

    14milj/year is fair for Flacco. One thing bothers me though; everyone seems to be high on Flacco, Boldin, Caldwell.. but I think it was o-line which helped flacco and recievers to have time to make plays. At the moment ravens have unproven C and no LT. If ravens don’t have answer to LT (and oher is not answer, mckinnie is huge gamble), deal they made to flacco will look really bad…

  37. ravenator says: Mar 22, 2013 7:30 PM

    finsnation101 says:
    Mar 22, 2013 5:49 PM
    Lol all theses ravens and broncos fans. Lets break down the ravens future: paid a mediocre qb 125 mill. Lol, lost there best defensive playmakers, lost a great wr, so in short go sit in tour corner because itll be another 20 years before you can contend again. Broncos: signed Payton Manning, think there winning a superbowl. Trying to damper the miami fans. Please give me a break.

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    Now I know that your post was joking because no one could ever be that ignorant.

    ********************************************************************

    Pot meet kettle. You, of all people on here, have got a lot of room to be chastising people for making ignorant comments.

  38. finsnation…stick to posting about the dolphins. because clearly you know nothing about the ravens. if the dolphins ran their organzation like baltimore pitt denver or new england they would be good. and if tannehill make 5 straight playoff appearances, wins a game each season in the playoffs, goes to 3 afc title games and wins superbowl mvp, then you can call him good. i wish your team luck. but signing every free agent to over priced contracts is not the key to nfl success…see balt pitt ne for the blueprint to sustained sucess

  39. This guy ^ smh if you wanna get owned in some debates join my sports group on facebook. Total sports talk. I will make you look like a joke whil discussing the nfl. Your just an upset ravens fan. Dont get butthurt about the truth of your team. So it is i that wishes your team luck. Who you got? Rice and suggs are the only two players yall even got that are worth anything.

  40. really? what about the superbowl mvp? pierce? torrey and jimmy smith? webb? pitta? ngata? yanda? osemile? jones? i mean the list goes on and on. i actually wish the dolphins well. would love to see someone finally knock off the pats. but spending money on overpriced free agents isnt the way to go. you build through the draft and fill in with free agents as needed. its the proven key to susatined success in a salary cap league. again…good luck to the fins….hope it all works out

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