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Elvis Dumervil Interested in Joining Miami Dolphins

A few years ago we pegged the Philadelphia Eagles as the Dream Team and the Miami Dolphins may be headed there soon. After splurging on free agents like Mike Wallace and Dustin Keller, the Dolphins are showing their commitment to stacking themselves with talent, and that talent may soon include defensive end Elvis Dumervil.

After being cut by the Broncos after the now infamous fax snafu, Dumervil has expressed an interest in joining his hometown team, but according to the Miami Herald, the feeling is not mutual.

Agent Marty Magid said the Dolphins so far have not called about Dumervil, who was released Friday by Denver after Dumervil returned paperwork agreeing to a paycut minutes after a deadline to accept it.

Money is quickly becoming an issue for the Dolphins, who wrapped up close to $100 million in three wide receivers so far this offseason. Miami gave Brian Hartline a $30 million deal, Mike Wallace got a $60 million and Brandon Gibson received a $1.85 million deal all within the span of a week. Not to mention the Dolphins also gave Dustin Keller a $4.25 million contract this week as well.

So the splurging takes it’s toll, as Miami is quickly looking at the draft as a venue to shore up some defensive problems. If Dumervil were to sign, he’d likely grab a contract in the area of $5 to $7 million on the open market as that’s roughly the range top end players at his position are being paid. That’s likely not something the Dolphins are willing to do, and Dumervil is quickly realizing that he should have taken a reduced deal with the Broncos while he still could.

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  • Jimmy Sessions

    I don’t expect that Elvis will become a Dolphin, he’s a luxury Miami shouldn’t pursue. Miami will likely use pick 12 on Bjoern Werner. Werner will be a great addition to the team and won’t upset the applecart. I expect Miami will stick to the plan and bring Long back into the fold. They will then add a CB maybe Brent Grimes and call it quits. They will further bolster the D backfield in round 2 of the draft.

  • e_racer

    Kansas City will be the new home for Elvis. The Chiefs need another guy in their rotation at OLB, and Dumervil would fit the bill. It wouldn’t hurt that he knows their offense, and could help the Chiefs against their arch opponent in the AFC West either.

  • Jimmy Burnaka

    I know it won’t happen because of cap space but if the fins could sign all three, Long, Elvis, and Grimes it could set us up nice for a multi-year run in the playoffs. Here is why. Every position of need will have been met, with the added bonus of 12 picks in the draft. I would trade away 4-5 of those picks for 2014 picks strengthening the team down the road as age sets in. With the remaining 7-8 picks I would get CB, TE, DE, OL, doubling up on CB, DE. Adding all three gets the roster 85% solid. It does give the team flexibility to not over reach though, but if I had to over reach, I would trade down in round 1, and get that desperately needed franchise TE. Then grab 2-3 CB, 2 DE, 2 OL, and call it a day.