It came down to the final minutes, but Elvis has not left the building. That’s right, Elvis Dumervil has agreed to take a pay cut and remain with the Denver Broncos for his eighth season in the NFL.
John Fox and John Elway were having their “Plan B” meeting at 1:25 p.m. when contract man Mike Sullivan walked in telling them that Dumervil would play for less than $12 million this season, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. Relief to the Broncos’ ears, now the team doesn’t have to search for a passing rushing defensive end. That also squashes the idea that Dumervil could wind up with the Patriots or with another AFC rival.
The 5’11,” 260-pound end out of Louisville had 11 sacks, 54 tackles, and 6 forced fumbles in 2012.
The Broncos went 13-3 last season, but they’re starting this season 1-0. Count free agency as one massive win.