John Elway has confirmed that the Denver Broncos have made a contract offer to Elvis Dumervil.
Broncos have made an offer to Elvis. As reported yesterday, Elvis is considering his options (shopping).— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) March 19, 2013
Of course we don't know the exact details of that offer, but it is floating around that the deal is close to the one offered originally, and that the dead money isn't as big an issue as it has been made out to be:
It was stressed to me that the dead money (4 mil) not that big an issue in the Elvis negotiations.They can deal with that.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) March 19, 2013
#Broncos MT @jeffdarlington: On Dumervil, team has been working to find way to make offer that would pay him similar to pre-fax deal— 1023ESPN (@1023ESPN) March 19, 2013
What is also clear, the Broncos don't expect an imminent decision by Elvis, and expect him to see what else is out there:
#Broncos MT @jeff_legwold: Elway: "We'd like to get it done as soon as possible, but I'm sure Elvis wants to see what else is out there.''— 1023ESPN (@1023ESPN) March 19, 2013
No worries though Broncos Country, in this case, there is a "Plan B"
#Broncos RT @jeff_legwold: And more Elway; "We'd like it to be Elvis, but we also have to prepare ourselves if it's not Elvis.''— 1023ESPN (@1023ESPN) March 19, 2013
#Broncos RT @jeff_legwold: More Elway and Dumervil: "But we're exploring other options too.''— 1023ESPN (@1023ESPN) March 19, 2013
So there you have it, Broncos have made an offer and the ball is in Dumervil's court. The talk is that the Ravens are still interested so we will play the waiting game until the situation comes to a conclusion. BTW---Broncos aren't interested in trading for Darrelle Revis (YES!!!)
#Broncos EVP John Elway on Darrelle Revis: "He's under contract with the Jets, but we have no interest in (trading for) Darrelle Revis.''— Jeff Legwold(@Jeff_Legwold) March 19, 2013