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Elvis Dumervil weighing Broncos’ offer against Ravens

3/24/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

Elvis Dumervil’s unexpected venture into free agency generated a lot of interest after he was released by the Denver Broncos in wake of the fax machine blunder on the deadline of the new league year. But as the one of the top pass rushers in the league, he’s already got two offers in hand.
 
The Denver Broncos, who picked Elvis Dumervil in the fourth round of the 2006 draft, made a strong run with a revised contract for their unrestricted free agent. Meanwhile the Baltimore Ravens, who already had interest in Elvis Dumervil also joined the running by making their offer. Although the Denver Broncos are reportedly offering somewhat more money in the early portion of the contract, Elvis Dumervil is taking his time mulling over both contracts, possibly weighing the prospects of money against championship rings.
 
The Denver Broncos ended up with a $4.89 million dead-money, salary-cap hit they took in releasing Elvis Dumervil, so they are in a financial tight situation. If the Denver Broncos re-sign Elvis Dumervil, they will possibly have to release a player or two off the roster.
 
On Saturday it was reported Elvis Dumervil could take another day before deciding on re-joining the Denver Broncos or jumping ship with a Super Bowl contending team like the Baltimore Ravens.
 
The 29-year-old Elvis Dumervil previously thought he was all set for the 2013 season with the Denver Broncos. But Elvis Dumervil was unexpectedly cut over a week ago by the team after his former agent failed to fax the restructured contract on deadline, which would have fully guaranteed his $12 million base salary for 2013.
 
The decision could also be taking time since Elvis Dumervil reportedly told a newspaper on Friday that “he wants to feel wanted” by whichever team he ends up signing with.
 
The Miami Dolphins were also interested in the three-time Pro Bowler Elvis Dumervil. The Miami Dolphins made a few free agency splashes by signing free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace as well as linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, and could have the cap room to pursue Elvis Dumervil.
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