Dumervil’s competition

Freeney and Abraham to visit Denver

Elvis Dumervil has some competition after his contract mix up. Dwight Freeney and John Abraham are visiting Denver today as the Broncos search for a pass rusher. Dumervil is their first choice. Enlarge photo

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Elvis Dumervil has some competition after his contract mix up. Dwight Freeney and John Abraham are visiting Denver today as the Broncos search for a pass rusher. Dumervil is their first choice.

ENGLEWOOD

Von Miller might have a new pass-rushing partner by weeks end.

Free agents Dwight Freeney and John Abraham are set to visit Denver today, 48 hours after the Broncos submitted a new contract proposal to Elvis Dumervil.

Freeney, 33, and Abraham, 34, both are older and less productive than Dumervil, 29, but might make better financial sense for the Broncos, who had to cut Dumervil last week to avoid paying him $12 million in 2013.

Coach John Fox said at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix this week that the Broncos were still hoping to re-sign Dumervil.

Hes a guy we obviously like, Fox said. Hes played good football for us. Hes a defensive captain, and we like him as a player. Its just unfortunate and weve been through the timeline. Its just unfortunate things happen. But we kind of regrouped, and weve got different options now, and weve looked at those options, and hes one of them.

Dumervil had 20 sacks the last two seasons.

Freeney has 107 career sacks in 11 seasons, 13 in the last two.

Abraham has 122 sacks in 13 NFL seasons, 19 sacks over his last two.