Despite the “colossal mistake” that led to last week’s release of Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil, head coach John Fox said he’d like to see the player return.
Fox says Dumervil still ‘in mix’ to return (The SportsXchange)
Denver Broncos teams president John Elway says the team has offered Elvis Dumervil a contract.
John Elway says Elvis Dumervil has been offered contract by Denver Broncos
DENVER (CBS4) – John Elway seems to have forgotten that he was ever a player in the NFL, and that’s a good thing, according to former teammate Tom Nalen. Nalen, the former Broncos offensive lineman and CBS4 Sports contributor, said on Xfinity Monday Live that Elway has transformed himself into a league executive quite effectively. “It’s a great thing for the team, because he doesn’t seem to have the heart to feel bad for players,” Nalen said. “It’s a good trait to have when you’re a general manager; you don’t really look at players as your friends or anything.” Nalen said that over the last two years Elway has “definitely become a general manager.” “Now he looks at players like they’re a commodity,” Nalen said. “Not as teammates, or a guy that reminds him of a player he played with, which is important because I think he’d make a lot of mistakes if he took that route.” While overall he praised Elway’s newly found acumen for making pro football roster moves, Nalen was somewhat hesitant of one specific free agency acquisition. He said the signing of Wes Welker definitely hurts arch-rival the Patriots, but he wonders if it will affect the locker room in Denver in a negative way. To be specific, the team in essence no longer needs slot receiver Brandon Stokley. “Coupled with the fact that Elvis Dumervil might not be here and Chris Kuper might not be here, which is two captains of your team, Brandon Stokley was another guy that was captain-like in the way that he went about his business.” “You saw him stop the celebration between Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker. A few years ago, in 2009, Josh McDaniels’ first year, he catches a pass in Cincinnati and has the intelligence to tightrope the goal line to (get time off the clock).” Tom Nalen, left, talks with CBS4′s Vic Lombardi at the Tavern Tech Center (credit: CBS) Nalen said it’s “phenomenal” that the Broncos were able to get Wes Welker for the price they got him for, but he’s not sure Welker “will have that same impact in the locker room” that Stokely had. Watch more of the video with Tom Nalen in the Xfinity Monday Live section.
Nalen: Elway Now Looks At Players ‘Like They Are A Commodity’
Wes Welker’s representatives disagreed Tuesday with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s version of the discussions that sent the popular receiver to the Denver Broncos.
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Welker’s agents respond to Kraft (The SportsXchange)
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NFL denies Broncos’ appeal on Dumervil (National Football Post)
Wes Welker’s agency says the Patriots made a “take it or leave it” offer to their client.
Wes Welker’s agency says New England Patriots made "take it or leave it" offer
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — In his first act as agent for Elvis Dumervil, Tom Condon approached the NFL office with Broncos football operations boss John Elway at his side.
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NFL denies Broncos’ Dumervil plea