Originally Posted by TonyR
Price I agree with you that losing Doom will be unfortunate and that he'll be a big loss. But you can't really blame the Broncos FO. They understandably weren't willing to pay him $12 million. They tried, reluctantly, to pay him $8 million. He and his agent dragged their feet until the last minute and it didn't get done. Now they can't get $8 million under the cap so they're offering less. Doom and his agent aren't taking it. Could still get done, but not looking good. Nobody else seems to be in a hurry to pay him what he wants, either. The only thing we know for sure is that whoever we end up with it won't cost $12 million (what Doom was supposed to make), and it won't cost $8 million (what they tried to pay him and Doom agreed to before faxgate). Trust in Elway, Fox and Del Rio to make due with what they'll have instead.
I'm not blaming the FO. They have a salary cap to work under, and they did the right thing by cutting Dumervil. His previous deal was unworkable, which Magid refused to concede.
However, it seems that Dumervil only has a minor issue with the new contract (year 2). If that's true, they should be able to work it out. Screw Condon's priorities.