Mar 4, 2010 2:01 AM

Broncos tender offers to restricted free agents

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos have slapped a first- and third-round tender on Pro Bowl pass rusher Elvis Dumervil, who led the league in sacks last season.

Other teams would have to surrender those two levels of picks in the upcoming draft if they signed the restricted free agent who stands to make $3.168 million next season with the Broncos.

Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall, who began and ended last season in coach Josh McDaniels' dog house, received a first-round qualifying offer - which would make it easier to facilitate a trade.

Marshall would get a 14.7 percent raise next season to $2.521 million if he's still in Denver.

Quarterback Kyle Orton ($2.261 million) and guard Kris Kuper ($2.521 million) also received first-round tender offers, and tight end Tony Scheffler ($1.759 million) was given a second-round

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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