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Report: Dolphins have “jumped into” Dumervil discussions

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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.

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  1. flash1283 says: Mar 22, 2013 3:18 PM

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

  2. purpleattack says: Mar 22, 2013 3:21 PM

    @flash1283 because they could potentially pay more money?

  3. tegmiami says: Mar 22, 2013 3:21 PM

    Dumervil and Wake would be Amazing to watch.

  4. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 22, 2013 3:22 PM

    If they’re payin’ then he’s playin’

  5. dolphinsfan69 says: Mar 22, 2013 3:22 PM

    Come to Miami Elvis!!! U and Wake would be unstoppable!! If Dumervil comes to the Dolphins good night to everyone else!!

  6. dolphinsfootball says: Mar 22, 2013 3:24 PM

    [Why would he want to play for a second place team?]

    Everyone is in first place (and last place) at this time of the year. Even the pats.

  7. fusstr8tedfinfan says: Mar 22, 2013 3:24 PM

    Yep no cheap shot. Huh?

  8. rdrs68 says: Mar 22, 2013 3:25 PM

    He is of Haitian descent-might be good marketing ploy in south Florida.

  9. simonwelds says: Mar 22, 2013 3:25 PM

    At flash, because its better than a 3rd place team( ravens)

  10. randallflagg52 says: Mar 22, 2013 3:25 PM

    Dolphins are becoming the new redskins.

  11. steelerben says: Mar 22, 2013 3:26 PM

    I can give you 10 million reasons why, Flash.

  12. transam7816 says: Mar 22, 2013 3:27 PM

    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

  13. fusstr8tedfinfan says: Mar 22, 2013 3:27 PM

    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.

  14. jmblosser82 says: Mar 22, 2013 3:29 PM

    Brady and the pats are on the decline, if Miami gets good QB play they could easily take the division

  15. joeytorontosucks says: Mar 22, 2013 3:29 PM

    Dumervil would be a nice addition, i’m looking for an OT to fill Jake Longs spot. Expecting that to be filled in the first 2 rounds of the draft however.

  16. dolphindubs says: Mar 22, 2013 3:33 PM

    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

  17. Max says: Mar 22, 2013 3:35 PM

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

  18. sagatti says: Mar 22, 2013 3:35 PM

    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..

  19. scottplayersfacemask says: Mar 22, 2013 3:37 PM

    So what, we (Browns ) got Kellen Davis !!!!!

  20. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 22, 2013 3:38 PM

    I haven’t seen a fax machine since the last century.

  21. randyschwimmer7 says: Mar 22, 2013 3:41 PM

    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.

  22. multiplemiggs says: Mar 22, 2013 3:42 PM

    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

  23. phinfan says: Mar 22, 2013 3:43 PM

    Wake/Dummerville
    Wake/Osi

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

  24. nyyanksmf says: Mar 22, 2013 3:46 PM

    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

  25. cmonelisha says: Mar 22, 2013 3:55 PM

    man steven ross is quickly switching his rep with all these signing and possible signings..to bad belichek and brady is in their division

  26. FinFan68 says: Mar 22, 2013 4:01 PM

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

  27. flash1283 says: Mar 22, 2013 4:04 PM

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

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

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

  28. denverwally says: Mar 22, 2013 4:16 PM

    Sign him up Miami, Nate Solder absolutely eats him up when they play.

  29. ravens4life says: Mar 22, 2013 4:26 PM

    They still suck

  30. dbfan4ever says: Mar 22, 2013 4:26 PM

    “Dumervil and Wake would be Amazing to watch.”

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

  31. dickjagger says: Mar 22, 2013 4:32 PM

    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…

  32. 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.

  33. overratedsteelerhater says: Mar 22, 2013 4:37 PM

    starting to look like the Eagles to me

  34. bencoates57 says: Mar 22, 2013 4:39 PM

    Fins have one year to win it all before the cap kicks in and they become the Steelers/Jets.

  35. mike5366 says: Mar 22, 2013 4:41 PM

    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.

  36. skleech22 says: Mar 22, 2013 4:44 PM

    If this happen Tom Brady is going to ask Goodell if he can wear flags!!!!

  37. pats777 says: Mar 22, 2013 4:44 PM

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

  38. jlv3gem says: Mar 22, 2013 4:46 PM

    I think Suggs & Dumervil along w/ Haloti Ngata & Courtney Upshaw would be more fun to watch

  39. chawk12thman says: Mar 22, 2013 4:46 PM

    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.

  40. boogerhut says: Mar 22, 2013 4:49 PM

    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.
    ————————————————————–
    What part of decline does your statement NOT prove? From SB to AFC championship game….. to wild card this year. Logical regression.

  41. shadeforourbattle says: Mar 22, 2013 4:49 PM

    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.

  42. japmen says: Mar 22, 2013 5:17 PM

    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….

  43. malvaren18 says: Mar 22, 2013 5:32 PM

    This guy wants to play for whoever gives him the most money, I don’t he cares about a Super Bowl Run at this moment.

  44. lifelongfinfan says: Mar 22, 2013 5:36 PM

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

  45. dbtime says: Mar 22, 2013 5:38 PM

    The dolphins can have the broncos sloppy seconds again. How that Brandon Marshall thing work out?

  46. finfan1354 says: Mar 22, 2013 5:42 PM

    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.

  47. 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.

  48. mdev1987 says: Mar 22, 2013 7:03 PM

    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.

  49. mdev1987 says: Mar 22, 2013 7:05 PM

    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

  50. purpleandblack2000 says: Mar 22, 2013 7:28 PM

    The Ravens will win a third SB before Miami ever finishes first in the AFC East.

  51. 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.

    ————————

    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.

  52. bradyisthebest says: Mar 22, 2013 8:12 PM

    @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.

  53. bradyisthebest says: Mar 22, 2013 8:13 PM

    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.

  54. brutus9448 says: Mar 22, 2013 8:16 PM

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

  55. brutus9448 says: Mar 22, 2013 8:18 PM

    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

  56. finsnation101 says: Mar 22, 2013 8:26 PM

    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.

  57. finsnation101 says: Mar 22, 2013 8:34 PM

    So just to get this straight. If miami pays tannehill 125 mill we can call him elite?

  58. chilomane says: Mar 22, 2013 8:34 PM

    Average Dumervil take the $ end the charade and go home to Miami

  59. annes22 says: Mar 22, 2013 8:41 PM

    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.

  60. finfan1354 says: Mar 22, 2013 9:24 PM

    @ravenator

    After reading several of your posts it seems to me that you have no room to call anyone ignorant.

  61. dolphins512 says: Mar 22, 2013 9:30 PM

    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!

  62. mustangplayer58 says: Mar 22, 2013 9:50 PM

    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!

  63. jetsfaninnj says: Mar 22, 2013 10:07 PM

    This is a guy the Jets should invest in of they plan on competing in 14.

  64. jr507 says: Mar 22, 2013 11:11 PM

    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

  65. nobandwagonridersallowed says: Mar 22, 2013 11:13 PM

    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

  66. god888dog says: Mar 23, 2013 3:47 AM

    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…

  67. mmmpierogi says: Mar 23, 2013 11:41 AM

    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.

    ————————

    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.

  68. scoobies05 says: Mar 23, 2013 6:32 PM

    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

  69. finsnation101 says: Mar 23, 2013 7:56 PM

    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.

  70. scoobies05 says: Mar 24, 2013 9:35 AM

    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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