The D in Denver Broncos defense spells itself out in the names of D.J. Williams and Elvis Dumervil and this has been a tough week so far on the defense side for Denver (and it’s only Tuesday!) Today is the day when many players become available free agents, and Denver Broncos have been in long discussion regarding the restructure of 6 year veteran, Elvis Dumervil. After releasing D.J. Williams on Monday, the Broncos are trying to wheel-and-deal this week with current players that are becoming free agents today. It is safe to say that today the D doesn’t always mean Defense, but Dollar sign. With Denver likely not being able to come to negotiations with Dumervil, we very well could see him in another jersey this year.
Now, before my jaw dropped too, I had to consider that there is a method behind the madness. There is no doubt that Denver wants to keep Dumervil, and Dumervil wants to stay in Denver—but each side cannot see eye to eye on the contract restructure. Since they cannot agree and if they decide to release him; rest assured the Broncos franchise will do it sooner than later to allow Dumervil to take advantage of other teams while their cap room is still maxed. There are rumors floating about that Dumervil has asked the Broncos to release him as soon as today (Tuesday). Though I and others would hate to see him leave the Broncos lineup, if they release him sooner than later would be a respectful way of thanking Dumervil for all he has brought to Mile High.
Since 2006, Elvis Dumervil has had a total of 63.5 sacks, averaging 10.5 sacks each year he was a Bronco. In 2012, he racked up 11.0 sacks only being bested by the other half of Denver’s “Doom & Gloom” Defensive duo, Von Miller, who led the team with his 18.5 sacks. Fear not, Broncos Country, our franchise has some big plans coming up the pipe even with the sting of potentially losing a fan favorite such as Dumervil. When one door closes, another will open as they always say. If they cannot reach agreeable terms, I know there will be no hard feelings, it’s just business.
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