Monday, March 18, 2013
Longshot to keep Dumervil in Denver fails
By Bill Williamson
Elvis Dumervil’s new agent, Tom Condon, and the Denver Broncos lost an appeal to get the verbal agreement honored by the NFL. The agreement was turned in after the league's deadline on Friday.
It was considered a longshot, anyway because had the NFL honored the deal the rest of the league would have been upset.
The Denver Post reports that the Baltimore Ravens are currently negotiating with Dumervil. The Broncos want Dumervil back and he wants to return, but there are salary issues.
The Denver Post reports the Broncos' first choice to replace Dumervil, 29, if he signs elsewhere will be former Atlanta pass-rusher John Abraham. He was productive last season, but he will turn 35 in May.
In other AFC West notes:
Cornerback Terence Newman tweeted he may make his decision on a team later in the week, choosing between the Bengals and Raiders.
The Baltimore Sun reports former Oakland safety Michael Huff, who was cut last week, is receiving interest from Baltimore, Green Bay, Dallas and Tennessee.
Dallas reportedly is talking to Jets guard Matt Slauson. He reportedly received interest from Oakland early in free agency.
Raiders linebacker Nick Roach got a four-year with $5 million in guaranteed money.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said receiver Wes Welker signed with Denver for less than what New England offered him. Welker signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Broncos.
The Boston Globe reports the Patriots have shown some interest in right tackle Eric Winston, who was cut by the Chiefs. Winston has also visited with the Chargers.
Former San Diego pass-rusher Antwan Barnes has signed with the Jets on a three-year contract.