Elvis Dumervil Offered New Deal by Denver Broncos After Contract Snafu

Ethan GrantAnalyst IMarch 19, 2013

Just days after a contract snafu put Elvis Dumervil on the free-agent market, it appears the star defensive end will once again have a chance to accept an offer from the Denver Broncos. 

And this time, there's no deadline on his decision.

That's the latest from Broncos team president John Elway (via ESPN.com), who said on Tuesday that the three-time Pro Bowler has been offered a contract to rejoin one of the NFL's best pass-rushing units. 

It has certainly been a strange week for Dumervil. He was released on Friday following what appeared to be a renegotiation of his six-year, $61.5 million contract. Both sides had a deal in place that would have reduced Dumervil's 2013 salary from $12 million to $8 million.

All that was left was the paperwork.

The paperwork was late, however, and the Broncos were forced to release Dumervil rather than accrue the additional $4 million salary cap hit.

The aftermath has produced a fired agent (Marty Magid), a new agent (Tom Condon) and a long-shot appeal to the NFL begging for a word-of-mouth agreement to trump the guaranteed-money deadline (via ESPN.com). 

The appeal was denied, and Dumervil remained a free agent. He might not be one for long, though. It appears Denver has taken the steps to bring its second-best pass-rusher back into the fold for the 2013 season.

Other teams have expressed interest in the veteran, but the Broncos have been the front-runners for his services despite this ongoing saga.

With an offer on the table yet again, it is now on Dumervil to either agree to Denver's offer, or look for a new place of business.