The Elvis Dumervil story has taken yet another turn, and it doesn't lend itself to the DE remaining in Denver. As reported by Mike Klis:
Magid sent back a proposal Tuesday that lowered his client's asking price from $12 million in 2013, but then added that reduction onto his contract in the form of guarantees for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Ian Rapoport says on NFLN that the Broncos now stand a better chance of keeping Dumervil around. We hope that's the case, but will believe it if/when that occurs.
Dumervil's agent, Marty Magid, doesn't sound like someone prepared to compromise:
We're saying the same thing today as we did yesterday: If you can't accept this proposal, then release us. The only thing that's different today is we exchanged proposals. They went up this year and we went down for this year. But they're still trying to reduce the first year of this three-year deal and we're trying to restructure.
We would hope that they feel our proposal puts us at common ground. We're willing to take a decrease this year to help the Broncos make a run at the Super Bowl, and they need to make a decision whether to keep him or not.
It's always about the guarantees in this league, because without them, teams hold all the leverage, as seen in cases like this one right here.