Elvis Has Not Left the Building: Denver Broncos Trying To Make It Happen

Stephen WaldonContributor IJune 11, 2010

DENVER - JANUARY 03:  Elvis Dumervil #92 and D.J. Williams #55 of the Denver Broncos prepares to enter the field during pregame player introductions against the Kansas City Chiefs during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on January 3, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 44-24.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos have traded some restricted free agents and one of them got a long-term contract extension from the respective team that traded for him, but Elvis Dumervil's situation has remained stagnant so far. 

The outside linebacker for the Broncos, who led the NFL in Sacks last season, will possibly get a contract extension similar to the one guard Chris Kuper received earlier this month, but talks between Dumervil's agent and the team haven't reached an agreement yet. The Broncos insist that they want Elvis "in the building" for a long time, but they also know he won't be a cheap investment.

McDaniels has stated that the Broncos front office is trying to "make it happen." But the Broncos have also informed Dumervil that if he doesn't sign his tender of $3.168 million by June 15, they will place a tender of around $630,000, according to the Denver Post. 

Maybe I am missing something, but if they follow through with that scenario, that makes it hard to understand that the Broncos really want Elvis long term.

Both Dumervil's agent and the Broncos front office have been relatively quiet through the contract negotiations. Dumervil being signed long-term has to be a top priority for a team that lost Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler this off-season. 

I'm hoping for the best.

Obviously we didn't hear much about the Kuper negotiations either, but when a deal was reached many were relieved. Until Dumervil is signed, I think it is safe to assume all Bronco fans will remain on the edge of their seats.