The Notorious B.I.G. said it best: “Mo Money Mo Problems.” So…this pay cut could be a good thing for Elvis Dumervil.
It seems the Denver Broncos are hoping to free up some additional money—at the expense of the defensive end. Citing multiple sources, The Denver Post reports the Broncos want to cut Dumervil’s pay, hoping to work something out before March 17. After that and he’s guaranteed a $12 million salary for the 2013 season. If a deal isn’t reached, the Broncos could release Dumervil or seek a trade.
Dumervil signed a six-year, $61.5 million contract extension following his league-leading 17-sack season in 2009. He missed the entire 2010 season with a torn pectoral muscle, but returned in 2011, registering 9.5 sacks in 14 games. In 2012, Dumervil started all 16 regular-season games, finishing with 11 sacks, six forced fumbles, and a safety.
If Dumervil and Broncos somehow part ways, it’s likely because Denver has someone else lined up, and there’s growing speculation that someone is Dwight Freeney. He’s older than Dumervil (33 to 29), but also considerably cheaper.
More player news…
Wide receiver Brandon Stokley hopes to re-sign with the Broncos, telling USA Today the 2012 season was “a fun year.”
Oh, and please, please, please stop posting this on Facebook about Peyton Manning. It’s not real!
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