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.