Will the Denver Broncos Ask Elvis Dumervil to Take a Pay Cut in 2013?

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Even if they did sign Peyton Manning during the offseason, nobody expected the Denver Broncos to emerge with the top record in the AFC last year as they finished with a 13-3 record–including an 11-game winning streak to end the regular season. The Broncos are expected to be one of the top teams in the league once again last year, but they still have plenty of decisions to make this offseason–especially when it comes to Elvis Dumervil.

 

Apparently, the Broncos are considering the possibility of talking to Dumvervil about taking a pay cut for the 2013 season as the defensive end is scheduled to make $12 million in base salary. Dumervil signed a hefty six-year, $61.5 million deal prior to the 2010 season, but there’s apparently some concern on Denver’s end when it comes to penalties and ability to stop the run that are making them wonder if he’s worth all of that money.

Hopefully, these two sides can compromise a way to make this situation work considering the last thing Denver wants to see happen is Dumervil end up with a different team for the 2013 season. Despite his areas of struggles, it’s difficult to ignore the fact that Dumervil recorded 20.5 sacks over the last two seasons and forced six fumbles alone in 2012.

In other words, Dumervil is the type of player that any NFL team would snag up in a heartbeat if he became available–so let’s hope the Broncos figure out a way to work things out with their beloved defensive end heading into next season.

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