Dumervil's camp participation a good sign

If public stances and goodwill gestures mean much, Elvis Dumervil should have a long career as a Denver Bronco.

The outside linebacker, who led the NFL in sacks last year, hasn't been a participant in the team's offseason conditioning program, choosing to work out in Miami instead. But he did show up for the first offseason practice, a voluntary passing camp session.

He signed a waiver -- his free-agent tender remains unsigned -- but he hopes for a long-term extension from the team very soon.

"I know it's a work in progress," Dumervil said. "I know everything will take care of itself."

The Broncos were happy to see Dumervil show up to the voluntary camp. After shipping off malcontents like Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, the Broncos appear willing to show some commitment to Dumervil, whose professionalism has been lauded by the team.

There have been talks between the Broncos and Gary Wichard, Dumervil's agent. Both sides have been quiet about negotiations, but admitted there have been discussions.

"Nothing imminent, but we're working together on the thing to make sure he's a Bronco for a long time," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said. "He deserves it."

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