Elvis Dumervil 'wants to feel wanted' by next NFL team


With contract offers in hand from the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens, Elvis Dumervil is going to make his money.

But Mike Klis of The Denver Post reported Friday that the free-agent pass rusher isn't fixated on breaking the bank. A league source familiar with the situation told the newspaper that wherever Dumervil winds up, "he wants to feel wanted."

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On the heels of the outrageous fax-machine blunder that triggered his release from the Broncos, Dumervil is smarting after being cut by the team he's played for since 2006.

That's one reason why he hasn't hopped on the Broncos' revised contract proposal, according to the source, who said the Broncos have offered him more than the Ravens. At least one other team -- the Miami Dolphins, according to Klis -- also has jumped into the race.

The attention is nice, but the source said Dumervil planned to "pray and sleep on his decision Friday night."

After a wild week, it's time to ponder what comes next.

UPDATE: Klis reported Saturday night that Dumervil will wait at least one more day before deciding on either the Broncos or the Ravens.

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