Ah yes, the Ides of March. A bad day for Caesar. Alas that it would come to this, a day that may end up with one of two names: Doom’s Day or doomsday.
Either way, it comes to this. By 2pm MT, the decision will be made whether to release Elvis Dumervil from his high (by current market standards) priced contract, or comply with the Broncos request for a pay cut.
We know that neither side is at fault. This is a direct result of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The players wanted more time off and less Offseason OTA’s and this is one of the tradeoffs.
Denver is a better team with him and I for one, would like Dumervil to remain a Bronco. However, that seems entirely up to him according to the last statements made by Executive VP of Football Operations John Elway. The line has been drawn in the sand and the clock is ticking. Guys, meet somewhere in the middle and get this deal done.
Elvis Dumervil contract impasse: Denver Broncos working on Plan B
There is a Plan B to Elvis Dumervil
In other news:
Happy Birthday shout out to Eric Decker, who turns 26 today.
Geno Smith threw well at West Virginia’s Pro Day, and talk is increasing that he’s going to be not just the first quarterback taken but one of the first players off the board at any position.
In yet another sign that the free agent market is flattening out, the Giants are bringing Louis Murphy in for a visit today, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Bears linebacker Nick Roach might have found a chance to play in the middle, for a team with a need there.
Update: ESPN says they have agreed to terms.
Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that Goodson has agreed to a three-year, $6.9 million deal to help replace the departed Shonn Greene in the Jets backfield.
In addition to safety Adrian Wilson and defensive end John Abraham, free-agent linebacker Dwight Freeney will visit the New England Patriots on Friday, sources confirmed to ESPN.