Broncos taking steps away from Dumervil

The Denver Broncos are making plans that indicate they are considering moving away from pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports the Broncos will host Colts’ pass-rusher Dwight Freeney tonight and have a visit planed with former Atlanta pass-rusher John Abraham.

Denver reportedly has an offer out to Dumervil, who became a free agent last week after the now infamous fax machine fiasco. Denver may be trying to put pressure on Dumervil, who also has interest from Baltimore and Pittsburgh, to make up his mind.

The Denver Post reports Dumervil is not thrilled with Denver’s offer and he will make some visits. The risk is that the other offers may not be as large as Denver’s.

Dumervil is a better player than Freeney, 33, and Abraham, 35, at this point. Abraham had a better year than Freeney last season. Regardless Denver is exploring other options. Unless Dumervil and the Broncos come back together, a new pass-rusher will be in Denver.

In other AFC West-related notes:

  • Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei had a terrific pro day workout Wednesday. It was vital for Lotulelei to have a strong performance. He couldn’t workout at the combine last month because of a heart issue. However, he has since been cleared medically. Lotulelei is considered one of the best prospects available in next months’ draft. He could be considered by both Kansas City, which has the No. 1 pick, and Oakland, which has the No. 3 pick.