Elvis Dumervil | LB | Baltimore Ravens
Posted: 3/24/2013 4:57pm et
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with free-agent DE Elvis Dumervil (Broncos). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Finally, a positive development for the defending Super Bowl champs who have seen key player after key player depart this offseason. Dumervil is one of the game's best pure pass rushers with 37.5 sacks over his past 3 full seasons.
Posted: 3/22/2013 12:52am et
The Baltimore Ravens have made a contract offer to free-agent DE Elvis Dumervil (Broncos). The Denver Broncos' offer to Dumervil is believed to have slightly more money in the early portion of the deal.
Huddle Up: Dumervil's new agent, Tom Condon, has been waiting for an offer to trump the Broncos', but no one seems to be rushing to hand the FA pass rusher bags of $$$. Dumervil's decision should come within the next day or two.
Posted: 3/20/2013 6:02pm et
Free agent DE Elvis Dumervil has been underwhelmed by the Broncos last three-year contract offer, and will begin visiting teams in the next 48 hours. The Broncos are still trying to re-sign Dumervil, but are bringing in LB Dwight Freeney (Colts) and DE John Abraham (Falcons) in the event they cannot re-sign him.
Huddle Up: This situation has been a mess ever since Dumervil's agent failed to submit the paperwork on an agreed-upon reworked deal. Clearly Elvis isn't impressed by the Broncos' offer, and as they did release him he has the right to shop his talents. The Broncos appear to be comfortable lining up Plan B options if Elvis does leave the building.
Posted: 3/19/2013 11:57am et
While the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos are considered the frontrunners for the services of free-agent DL Elvis Dumervil (Broncos), although the Houston Texans, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers have also shown some interest.
Huddle Up: The fax fiasco has thrown one of the league's top pure pass rushers -- 37.5 sacks over past 3 seasons -- onto the open market, and it could come down to who values those skills the most as Dumervil isn't considered a great all-around defender.
Posted: 3/16/2013 10:58pm et
Free-agent DE Elvis Dumervil would like to re-sign with the Denver Broncos. Dumervil fired his agent in part to patch things up with the Broncos. The team was unhappy with the agent's handling of the restructured contract for Dumervil.
Huddle Up: Several teams have indicated they would be interested in Dumervil, but assuming there was an agreement in place and Dumervil's agent botched the paperwork then Elvis might be inclined to give Denver first crack at re-signing him. The change in agents suggests that's the direction Dumervil wants to go.
Posted: 3/15/2013 6:03pm et
The Denver Broncos will take a $3.25 million hit in their salary cap after releasing LB Elvis Dumervil. Dumervil was released Friday, March 15, after his restructured deal wasn't filed to the league in time. Dumervil had agreed to restructure his contract from a $12 million base salary to an $8 million base for the 2013 season, but the paperwork was not received prior to the league deadline.
Huddle Up: Dumervil is now free to explore the open market. However, there hasn't been much money thrown at other defensive ends in free agency so his best bet may be to return to the Broncos. Also, someone really should have replaced the roll of paper in the fax machine.
Posted: 3/12/2013 12:02pm et
The Denver Broncos and the representation for DL Elvis Dumervil talked Monday, March 11, but they appear no closer to a resolution after Dumervil rejected a proposed salary cut. Dumervil has asked the team to release him before the free-agent market opens at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. 'We're at an impasse,' Dumervil's agent said. 'There's no animosity, whatsoever. Elvis understands this is a business. He loves the Broncos and he'd still like to come back and play for the Broncos under his current contract or restructure proposal that we sent them.'
Huddle Up: It looks as if the pass-rushing FA market is about to get a little deeper with the addition of Dumervil, who has at least 9.5 sacks in each of his past 3 full seasons.
Posted: 3/10/2013 11:28pm et
The Denver Broncos have not been in contact with Marty Magid, agent for DE Elvis Dumervil, since Magid sent the team a contract-restructuring proposal Friday, March 8.
Huddle Up: The sides reportedly have until March 16 to get a new deal in place. That's when the DE's $12 million salary will be guaranteed. If they are unable to come to an agreement, the productive Dumervil -- 37.5 sacks over his past 3 full seasons -- could be traded or waived, putting the Broncos in the market for another, cheaper DE/pass rusher.