It was announced just recnetly that the Denver Broncos had to release defensive star Elvis Dumervil. The Broncos and Dumervil had a gaffe after it’s being reported that Dumervil’s agent failed to fax the necessary paperwork to the Broncos in time for them to file with the league by the 2:00 p.m. MT deadline and as a result he had to be let go.
This error has cost the Broncos almost $5 million next season in dead cap space. With the amount of cap space the Buffalo Bills currently have, they could sign him and have an instant upgrade at the pass rushing spot. Dumervil might not have the biggest frame at 6’0″ tall and 255 lbs. in the league, but his motor is non-stop and not to mention he simply punishes quarterbacks. He has had 63.5 sacks since being drafted in 2006 in the fourth round and that’s with missing all of the 2010 season after tearing his pectoral tendon in practice.
If the Bills were to bring Dumervil in, he would make what was considered one of the biggest problems for the team going into the 2013 season into a position of strength after signing Manny Lawson earlier this week as well. Besides the sheer intimidation this signing would bring, Dumervil would also bring leadership and would flourish even more under Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine Jr., who had reputation of lighting a fire under his players when he was with the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens.