Dumervil to make an appearance at Broncos practice
The Denver Post
Vail, CO Colorado
Elvis Dumervil is set to end his offseason boycott of the Broncos by showing up for the team’s first organized team activity Monday morning.
Dumervil is scheduled to return to Denver on Sunday from Miami, where he has been working out since the end of last season. He has skipped the Broncos’ voluntary conditioning program that started in March.
It is unclear if Dumervil will participate in the on-field practices because he has not signed his restricted free-agent tender. That he is showing up, though, could be a sign of goodwill between Dumervil and the team.
“I think we’ll see Elvis on Sunday, and we’re looking forward to that,” coach Josh McDaniels said Thursday afternoon after giving the keynote speech at the scholarship luncheon for the John Lynch Foundation at Invesco Field at Mile High.
Dumervil has until June 15 to sign the tender that will guarantee him a salary of $3.168 million in 2010. Dumervil, who led the NFL in sacks and made his first Pro Bowl in 2009, would ordinarily be in line for a large contract, perhaps on par with the $38 million guaranteed Terrell Suggs received from the Ravens before last season, or the contract Julius Peppers signed with Chicago in March, with $41 million guaranteed.
Dumervil is the last of the Broncos’ restricted free agents to remain unsigned. Quarterback Kyle Orton and right guard Chris Kuper signed their tenders so they could work out with the team this spring. Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler signed their tenders just before they were traded in April.
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