Broncos vice president of football operations told Broncos TV on Tuesday that the team has made an offer to free agent defensive end Elvis Dumervil.
"We'd love to have Elvis back. and we've made an offer to Elvis," Elway said. "And we'll see how that progresses but obviously the circumstances are different than they were before."
The circumstances are Elvis and his agent missed a deadline for agreeing to a new contract last Friday.
They missed the deadline by 7 minutes because they were faxing contracts back and forth between Elvis, who was at a Kinko's in Florida, his agent in Philadelphia, and the Broncos at Dove Valley.
The Broncos were forced to release Dumervil to save the team from paying his $12 million salary for this season. The Broncos were extremely upset at his agent Marty Magid.
Dumervil later fired Magid and hired agent Tom Condon.
"With him being a free agent now I'm sure he wants to see what's out there but we're hopeful we'll get something done," Elway told Broncos TV reporter Chris Hall. "It was a 1:00 deadline and we still tried to make it work just didn't have the time to get it done. Hopefully, we can put everything back together and have Elvis back in a Broncos uniform."
Dumervil is also talking with the Baltimore Ravens.