Posts Tagged ‘Elvis Dumervil’

Von Miller’s suspension leaves hole in Broncos defense

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is suspended for the first six games of the regular season, which will damage the fantasy prospects of his team’s defense.

Unexpected (and expected) for Free Agency: Attack of the fax!

The NFL Free Agency Frenzy has subsided… for now. Let’s take a look at the unexpected (and expected) from the past week.

Broncos without number of impact players

The Broncos, or what’s left of them, have announced a vast inactive list ahead of their Week 2 matchup against the Bengals.

Tackling issues in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Dallas

Every Wednesday this season, the research staff at “Playbook” will be taking your questions through email ( and on Twitter (@NFLN_Playbook, with #askplaybook hashtag), and answering them in this blog. Here is the first batch of questions we’ve selected.

Broncos, Texans doing it all for their defenses

The Broncos and Texans, both of whom will run new schemes next season, realize they can immediately make a move because this is a great draft for defense.

Broncos hold out rookie receivers Thomas, Decker

The Broncos won’t be getting their first look at two rookie receivers in Sunday’s preseason opener against the Bengals.

Ayers gaining momentum for Broncos

In the wake of the season-ending injury to Elvis Dumervil, Robert Ayers is getting some early attention for the Broncos.

Broncos will first look within to replace Dumervil

With the likelihood that OLB Elvis Dumervil is lost for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, the Broncos are forced to quickly find a replacement, and a source of a pass rush, in their 3-4 defense. Easier said than done.

Dumervil, Edwards among RFAs to sign tenders

With Tuesday’s deadline looming for unsigned restricted free agents, the news of signings are rolling in.

Roundup: Rams OT Smith has stress fracture in toe

A quick look at some notable nuggets from around the league, including why the injury to Rams OT Jason Smith is more serious than originally thought.

Talks between Austin, Cowboys far from contentious

With Tuesday’s deadline looming for restricted free agents to sign their tender offers, several teams are playing hardball. The Dallas Cowboys are taking a different approach with WR Miles Austin.

Broncos take hardline approach with Dumervil

The Denver Broncos have opted to take a hard stance with restricted free agent Elvis Dumervil.

Broncos offer tenders to Marshall, Dumervil, Orton

The Denver Broncos have extended offers to several key restricted free agents. The team tendered LB Elvis Dumervil with a first- and third-round designation, while WR Brandon Marshall and QB Kyle Orton each got a first-round tender.

Short can be sweet for pass rushers

Traditionally, 6-foot-3 is considered the prototypical height for a standout defensive end/outside linebacker. But the times could be changing. Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert said there is a place for shorter players on the edge.

Ryan: Voters for Revis had it right

Jets coach Rex Ryan believes those among the nationwide panel of 50 sportswriters and broadcasters who voted for CB Darrelle Revis for NFL Defensive Player of the Year had it right.

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