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    Steelers one of 3 teams interested in Dwight Freeney

    Trio of teams after Dumervil, Freeney

    Posted by Mike Florio on March 21, 2013

    Last Friday, the Broncos cut defensive end Elvis Dumervil after a last-minute effort to re-do his contract imploded at the last minute.

    Now, a trio of teams hover over Dumervil and former Colts defensive end/linebacker Dwight Freeney.

    Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, the Steelers, Ravens, and Broncos remain in play for both players. Currently, Dumervil’s decision is expected to come down to Baltimore and Denver. Whichever of that duo doesn’t get Dumervil becomes likely to land Freeney, with the Steelers as the possible alternative destination.

    The fact that Dumervil remains on the right side of 30 makes him more attractive than Freeney. In Baltimore, Dumervil would help reverse the recent bleeding. His addition also would constitute the ultimate tweaking of the Broncos, who lost in dramatic fashion to the Ravens in the postseason.

    While the Broncos want Dumervil back, the fact that last Friday’s offer evaporated after agent Marty Magid failed to fax the paperwork to Denver on time has created some hard feelings. The Broncos have blamed the lower package on the cap acceleration resulting from the termination of Dumervil’s prior contract, but the fact that future cap dollars have been pushed into 2013 easily can be remedied via a structure that nudges cap dollars that otherwise would count this year into the future.

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    Freeney is not suited for a 3-4 IMO. Looked lost last year with Indy.
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    3. (comp) Philip Gaines CB Rice
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    5. Ross Cockrell CB Duke
    5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech
    6. Josh Mauro DE Stanford
    6. (comp) Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
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    I think both are better suited in the 4-3 but I'd take either over Worilds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBucks View Post
    I'd take either over Worilds.
    the Steelers must agree also since they have now expressed interest in FA OLBs Butler, Dumervil and Freeney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    the Steelers must agree also since they have now expressed interest in FA OLBs Butler, Dumervil and Freeney.
    Dumervil would light it up in a 3-4. Just don't think the Steelers can pony up.
    1. C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
    2. Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3. (comp) Philip Gaines CB Rice
    4. Arthur Lynch TE Georgia
    5. Ross Cockrell CB Duke
    5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech
    6. Josh Mauro DE Stanford
    6. (comp) Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
    7. Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska

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    Steelers have now raised their offer for Dumervil to 5% above league minimum and for Freeney to 2.5% above league minimum. . .hoping to hear back from these players soon. This just in: Steelers are interested in Adrian Peterson and Darrell Revis as well.

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    Why Freeney when you could get Harrison back for the same price?

    I can't see any way or reason why Freeeney would happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post
    Steelers have now raised their offer for Dumervil to 5% above league minimum and for Freeney to 2.5% above league minimum. . .hoping to hear back from these players soon. This just in: Steelers are interested in Adrian Peterson and Darrell Revis as well.
    LMAO! Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    the Steelers must agree also since they have now expressed interest in FA OLBs Butler, Dumervil and Freeney.
    Butler more than likely will be signing with the Saints, if he hadn't yet.
    Round 1, Pick 15 (15)- Ryan Shazier, ILB; Ohio State
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    Round 5, Pick 17 (157)- Shaquille Richardson, CB; Arizona
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    Round 6, Pick 16 (192)- Jordan Zumwalt, OLB; UCLA
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    The Steelers couldn't keep James Harrison- a better player than Freeney at this stage of things. Can they get DF for cheaper? IMO, it's better just to take their chances with Jason.

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