Posted Wed Mar 13th by Jon Heath
Uh, about that.
Turns out that Hunter, a free agent, has signed with the divisional rival Oakland Raiders. Had he stayed in Denver, Hunter likely would have been a rotational rusher this season.
The Broncos have improved the interior of their line by re-signing defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson and signing defensive tackle Terrance Knighton to two-year deals. But if Dumervil does not agree to restructure his contract and is released, defensive end will quickly become a position of need for the team.
Obvious candidates to replace Dumervil are Dwight Freeney and Osi Umenyiora, while Shaun Phillips could also come into play. Of course, if Dumervil agrees to restructure his contract before Saturday, when his $12 million 2013 salary becomes guaranteed, Denver won’t have to worry about finding a replacement.
Now, we wait. Your move, Broncos.