Elvis to take visits next week Lard

Good Morning, Broncos fans! According to Mike Klis, Denver asked the league office on Friday if it would honor the verbal agreement between the team and Elvis Dumervil on a reduced 2013 salary.

As one might expect, the Ginger Hammer said no, once he was able to get his laughter under control. Or something like that.

NFLPA executive director De Smith has apparently sought an inquiry into the matter, given that it's likely Elvis who has the most to lose.

We're skeptical that the league would bend here, but there is something to be encouraged about - if the Broncos are looking for help, then it would follow that Dumervil has not changed his mind (yet) about sticking around.

If he really wants to test the market, here's his chance, and surely he'd have to be on board for Denver to find any relief from the NFL.

Then again, agent Marty Magid says Elvis will be visiting with other teams after the owners' meetings conclude on Wednesday. Perhaps that's Denver's new deadline to get something done...

Broncos

Wes Welker spoke with Dave Logan about choosing Denver and leaving New England and BFF Tom Brady.

Clark Judge figures John Elway is mighty pissed right now, and that Marty Magid will have a hard time landing anymore NFL clients.

News

New England has retained CB Aqib Talib and may extend an offer sheet to Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders, who was tendered by Pittsburgh at the third-round level. Their contract with Danny Amendola is loaded up with playing time incentives for the oft-injured receiver, whom Scott Kacsmar isn't so sure will be a suitable replacement for Welker.

Tampa Bay added former Packers TE Tom Crabtree.

The Giants agreed with former Panthers and Raiders WR Louis Murphy.

San Francisco will host Rams S Craig Dahl.

Matt Cassel says he has no expectations of unseating Christian Ponder as Minnesota's starting quarterback.

Former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook says he's already suffering from short-term memory loss at 33 years old. 

Analysis

Hey, perhaps the NFL is finally getting serious about reducing head injuries.

Sam Monson is baffled by the signings of Erik Walden (Indy), Sam Baker (Atlanta), Shonn Greene (Tennessee), Chase Daniel (KC), and Michael Bennett (Seattle).

Mike Tanier has updated his running analysis of free agency's bigger moves; Jarrett Bell sees lots of risky spending going on this week.

Doug Farrar says WVU QB Geno Smith showed off some impressive strides at his pro day, and won't make it past the top eight picks in the draft.

Mike Freeman views the defection of Greg Jennings from Green Bay to Minnesota was all about cash, and he thinks the move won't help the wideout's legacy.

Chase Stuart looks over the players who have made it to the Super Bowl with three different teams.

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