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Broncos extend Qualifying Offers to five players, Elvis Dumervil gets 1st/3rd Round Tender

The Denver Broncos have tendered qualifying offers to five players who will be restricted free agents at the start of the 2010 league year on Friday.

Outside linebacker/defensive end Elvis Dumervil was tendered with a first and third-round draft choice while guard Chris Kuper, wide receiver Brandon Marshall and quarterback Kyle Orton each were tendered with a first-round draft choice. Tight end Tony Scheffler was given an original round tender (second round).

"Tendering these restricted free agents was a step we took to solidify our roster during these uncertain times with a group of players who are valued a great deal by the Broncos," General Manager Brian Xanders said. "Our ultimate goal as an organization remains to acquire and keep players who give us the best chance to win.

"These are all high-quality football players, and we look forward to their contributions during the 2010 season and beyond."