Shaun Phillips spent a good portion of last offseason waiting for the phone to ring. It certainly wasn’t the first time.
Safe to say, the Broncos will not be faxing their pick to league headquarters. Still, it’s that balky fax machine and the repercussions of losing Elvis Dumervil that helped shape the way Denver heads into this week’s draft.
It sounded more like a bad episode of a bad reality series than the NFL. The Denver Broncos had agreed to a new contract with Elvis Dumervil. Then they hadn’t.
Free agents Dwight Freeney and John Abraham are set to visit Denver on Thursday, 48 hours after the Broncos submitted a new contract proposal to Elvis Dumervil.
The Denver Broncos want Elvis Dumervil to take a pay cut, and if he doesn’t accept, CBS4’s Vic Lombardi was told they might release him.
Von Miller was such an athletic freak coming out of Texas A&M that his mentor, former Aggies coach Mike Sherman, joked he probably could have crumpled quarterbacks with one hand tied behind his back.
Whether it’s making up for a lost offseason or slipping past offensive linemen, the Denver Broncos’ top draft choice is giving opposing coordinators and quarterbacks more to worry about in 2012 than just Pro Bowl pass-rushers Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller.