Report: Steelers Have Interest In Former Broncos LB Elvis Dumervil

The Baltimore Sun is reporting on Sunday that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens both have interest in recently released Denver Broncos outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil.

Dumervil, who had agreed to a last minute pay cut with the Broncos on Friday, was ultimately released because a fax from his agent was not received by decision time. Dumervil has since fired his agent.

The 29 year-old Dumervil has registered 37.5 sacks in his last three seasons and finished second on the Broncos last season behind only Von Miller.

The Steelers could use some depth at the outside linebacker position following the release of linebacker James Harrison a week ago Saturday. Salary cap constraints, however, might be a huge obstacle for the Steelers, if indeed they have serious interest in Dumervil, who was scheduled to earn a $12 million base salary in 2013 prior to his release.

The Steelers had Dallas Cowboys free agent outside linebacker Victor Butler in for a visit this past week, but he left town without a deal.

  • Kysteeler

    One would have to believe the price tag would be way too high right? He would have been scheduled to make $8 M after the pay cut in Denver.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I wouldn’t mind having him at all

  • dgh57

    Would love to have him! But alas the dreaded salary cap!

    He would cost more than what they were going to pay Harrison I would think.

  • richheddleson

    Yeah…….he’d be good for depth……… 🙂

  • CrRe

    If we can afford him why not. He tore it up in the lone year he played in a 3-4 defense. Led the league with 17 sacks. More than Woodley or Harrison ever had in a single season. Doesn’t seem very likely though.

    A part of me, however, does want to see Worilds come in healthy and play a full season of snaps as the starter. Otherwise, we might never truly know what we have or don’t have in him. It may be what he needs to take the next step.

  • steeltown

    Wow… would love this.. but no way its happening

  • Rich, no.

  • Tim Bodamer

    It can be done… The Colon post June 1. savings can be used for rookies. Take less of a hit this year with the base salary and give him a big bonus. Make it happen

  • dgh57

    Ravens lost 3 LBers to free agency so they’ll be after him for sure!

    I’m guessing we would have to cut someone to fit him in! But I still would love to have him!!!

  • Mr irrelevant

    Umm he’s not depth. He’s a starter. That means no faith in 93. Tomlin interviewed today said “worilds chomping at the bit to show what he can do”. I see the butler deal for competition w 93 but Elvis has to be guaranteed the starting spot. I’d give either the Lewis deal that we never did.

  • He’s still in his 20s…

    With the bonus structure, the 2013 number could be in the neighborhood of the Harrison cap savings.

  • kakello34

    Wow the Steelers are so deep at OLB that Dumervil could be added as depth!

  • gdeuce

    He’ll be 30 next year

  • mlc43

    I would love to see this happen. However, though his cap number can be significantly lowered this year through signing bonus, I still don’t see this happening. Would be nice though.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    I say do it. If we sign Dumervil, we instantly have a dominant pass rushing tandem on both edges (Woodley+Dumervil) with a solid back up in Worilds in case of injury. What is that worth? To me, this is where you can justify losing Lewis and Wallace. If you restore our pass rush, our DBs have more freedom/leeway. And our offense doesn’t have to score as much. This is that rare type of FA signing that actually makes sense for the Steelers.

    We’re not talking about a 6 year deal here. Dumervil has probably got 3 years of high production left. Give him a 4 year deal with incentive bonuses, just keep that guaranteed money down to the two year mark.

  • Superdriller316

    Dave, how many players have to be cut for that to happen? Yeah, not happening, for that money bring James back for a year.

  • steeltown

    If what I read is correct, we signed Matt Spaeth for 715K…. thats less than a vet minimum, good signing

  • Mikey Hoje

    Anybody? if Dumer had intended for a pay cut but due a fax error, would the Broncos take him back based on the high production value of Mr. Elvis?

  • hergieburbur

    I agree, but how would we pay him? Plus I think he ends up back on the Broncos when this all settles down.

  • steeltown

    Exactly.. I just dont see it, cant afford him anyway

  • homewood619

    Get him. That means we would be alble to get offense for the first 3 picks!

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    See, I think we can afford him. It’s all in the length of the contract and the amount of guaranteed money he demands. I honestly believe (if we draft correctly) we could shed Polamalu and/or Taylor and/or Keisel after this year. Add in a Big Ben extension/restructure and we’ve got money to extend Cortez and Pouncey.

    Obviously we’d need to go younger at a few positions but we need to maximize Ben’s Super Bowl window and win now. With: Woodley/Timmons/Dumervil/Polamalu/Clark/Taylor/Allen/Heyward our defense is championship caliber. If we draft Eifert and a legit speedy WR we can compete on offense as well. Especially if/when Miller returns.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    And it’s completely non-guaranteed. Cut him in camp and he gets nothing.

  • rizzo29

    In a perfect world that sounds great but honestly unless he,s dying to come here,there,s no money for him,would be nice though

  • Thomas Rancy

    I’d love this but I don’t know how the steelers could afford him, maybe if they gave him like a 3 year deal and put much of the salary into year 2.
    Also I want Bradshaw, he hits the whole more up the field with more speed then any running back we’ve had in a decade.

  • disqus_wdLdx4W76r

    Sounds good..If they pull this off ill take back everything I’ve said about Colbert’s incompetence! SIKE!

  • mghjr88

    I hope the Steelers don’t even allow Elvis to enter the building.

  • GunsDontKillWoodleyKills

    With what money?

  • NW86

    Yeah…NOT happening. Can’t believe this is even a story.

  • hergieburbur

    He was going to make 8-12 million this year. There is no contract we can offer that can come close to that and be cap palatable.

  • hergieburbur

    While it would be great to have freedom for the DBs, it would be a problem because we would have no DBs…

  • sean mcmartin

    would be nice to see an addition to the team worth adding.

  • By any chance, is your keyboard missing an apostrophe?

  • mokhkw

    We can’t afford Elvis & the Ravens can’t afford deebo. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of logic in either deal.

  • mokhkw

    I’d be surprised if the Steelers did any more restructures/extensions in the next 2 seasons. What you’re proposing above is very similar to what they needed to do if they wanted to keep Harrison – if they wouldn’t do it for him, why would they do it for a FA?

  • Cody Younkin

    He is really talented and has a badass name, but why pay big money to a guy thats almost 30. Plus the steelers.never go after big name free agents. We already have Worilds and Robinson.

  • SteelSpine

    Yeah Steelers also have interest in Tom Brady, Arian Foster & Larry Fitzgerald, go ahead hold your breath.

  • Nolrog

    How could they structure a contract to get him signed? Is there a way they could do it while minimizing the 2013 cap hit? Or would we be looking at releasing another player as well (and if so, who?)

  • Kyle Owens

    Is he going to play for Heinz ketchup packets?

  • Ahmad

    Not happening. Move along folks nothing to see here.

  • walter mason

    Harrison refused a paycut where on the other hand Dumervil agreed to a paycut but his agent was slow.

  • walter mason

    Git ouwt of touwn, Butler.