The Ravens have made a strong push for Elvis Dumervil, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports.
Perhaps, this dragged-out Dumervil pay-cut saga is nearing its end.
The Ravens have delivered a contract offer to Dumervil, according to two NFL sources. However, the sources say the Broncos have offered slightly more money in the early portion of the deal.
The Broncos’ money has tightened because of a $4.89 million dead-money, salary-cap hit they absorbed while releasing Dumervil last week, so re-signing Dumervil likely would mean releasing a player or two off their roster.
Miami and Tennessee are talking with Dumervil’s agent, Tom Condon, but have not made formal offers, according to the two sources.
Dumervil, 29, has been with the Broncos since he was one of their fourth-round draft choices in 2006. He missed the 2010 season because of injury but has 63 ½ sacks in his other six, an average of 10.6 sacks per year. He has been named to three Pro Bowl teams.