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Broncos want Dumervil to take a pay cut

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Well, now we know why Peyton Manning was recruiting Dwight Freeney.

Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil could be leaving the building.  (Groan.)  According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, the Broncos want Dumervil to take a pay cut.  If he refuses the request that has not yet technically been made, he could be taking a hike.

Dumervil is due to earn a base salary of $12 million this season.  If a deal that would involve Dumervil taking less can’t be worked out, perhaps the Broncos could replace him with Freeney.

The Colts have announced Freeney won’t be back.  His agent technically isn’t eligible to talk to other teams until Saturday, March 9.

Technically.

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33 Responses to “Broncos want Dumervil to take a pay cut”
  1. tatatoothy says: Mar 6, 2013 2:17 PM

    Seems fair. I’m being told to take a pay cut by Congress and the President, and I don’t have millions banked away to live off of.

  2. tjrogers09 says: Mar 6, 2013 2:18 PM

    How about this NFL teams…Structure contracts for players you can afford to pay…This is every teams headline this time of the year, Another Restructuring in the Near Future bla bla bla, its annoying and make’s team stories so boring! There should be a 3 year max contract because it seems like teams have to restructure at that time anyways, why ink 5-7 year deals if they never stand???

  3. bucrightoff says: Mar 6, 2013 2:18 PM

    Welcome to Tampa?

  4. ravenator says: Mar 6, 2013 2:22 PM

    So much for that Von Miller super bowl prediction

  5. andrewproughcfe says: Mar 6, 2013 2:30 PM

    Why not ask the QB who couldn’t win a first-round home playoff game to take a paycut?

    If he refuses, you could always go get Tebow back.

  6. nflgiant says: Mar 6, 2013 2:32 PM

    Dummerville was and is a bust,like Joe Flaco was running for his life.He had his way against that weak (non-existant)pass rush.Let him go.

  7. radioactivechimp says: Mar 6, 2013 2:39 PM

    nflgiant- so a 4th round pick with over 60 sacks before turning 30 is a bust?

  8. kayakattack says: Mar 6, 2013 2:39 PM

    @NFLgiant – How can you be a bust if you were a 4th round pick that averages 10 sacks a year? Do you you have to go out of your way to be that stupid?

  9. truthfactory says: Mar 6, 2013 2:41 PM

    I didnt hear Dumerville’s name mentioned once in that playoff loss. Their whole defense disappeared

  10. swagger52 says: Mar 6, 2013 2:46 PM

    I have been told by every Private company since 1998 to accept a pay cut. It is about time that Government workers and the NFL hear the same….Oh yeah…and you can include no pension in that as well.

  11. swagger52 says: Mar 6, 2013 2:46 PM

    Also..Do more with less.

  12. justintuckrule says: Mar 6, 2013 2:47 PM

    Live up to the contract Broncos! If he had 30 sacks last year and held out, everyone would be whining.

  13. broncfanor says: Mar 6, 2013 2:50 PM

    andrewproughcfe says: Mar 6, 2013 2:30 PM

    Why not ask the QB who couldn’t win a first-round home playoff game to take a paycut?

    If he refuses, you could always go get Tebow back.

    —————————————————-

    Didn’t take long before the stupid started to show.

  14. jruc says: Mar 6, 2013 2:54 PM

    That would be a downgrade

  15. broncobrewer says: Mar 6, 2013 2:59 PM

    He had 11 sacks and 6 forced fumbles last year. Wow he’s a bust. Yes he had a few more penalties than usual and not that good against the run. But his job is to get the QB plus has he had the same DC since he was drafted? I’d restructure the guy.

  16. lunarpie says: Mar 6, 2013 3:00 PM

    I have been told by every Private company since 1998 to accept a pay cut. It is about time that Government workers and the NFL hear the same….Oh yeah…and you can include no pension in that as well.

    ———-

    No wonder they want you to take a pay cut. You don’t know what you’re talking about! Most NFL teams are privately owned like big banks that caused this financial crisis.

  17. jgava19 says: Mar 6, 2013 3:03 PM

    Freeney to Atlanta or NYG

  18. andrewproughcfe says: Mar 6, 2013 3:04 PM

    broncfanor says:
    Mar 6, 2013 2:50 PM
    andrewproughcfe says: Mar 6, 2013 2:30 PM

    Why not ask the QB who couldn’t win a first-round home playoff game to take a paycut?

    If he refuses, you could always go get Tebow back.

    —————————————————-

    Didn’t take long before the stupid started to show.

    ———————————–

    Didn’t take long before the Elway sycophants and orange kool-aid drinkers began to show…

    Face it – no one is ever going to be afraid of Manning in a cold-weather playoff game.

  19. maximusprime107 says: Mar 6, 2013 3:05 PM

    That Dumervil contract was always ridiculous. He’s a good player but not worth that much

  20. granadafan says: Mar 6, 2013 3:22 PM

    He can take a 10-20% pay cut or a 100% pay cut. Your call, Mr Dumervil.

  21. mysterytonite says: Mar 6, 2013 3:24 PM

    Why can’t 5 head take a paycut? I mean he is the reason Denver is up against it. If he told daddy to shove it and no insist to squeeze every penny that he can out of the organazation maybe he would have some players to actually win the big game. Nope, since Archie felt like he got screwed over when he played, he has preached the cautionary tale to get yours to his good ole boys. I guess there is nothing wrong with that but man, when is enough enough?

  22. Nickstixx says: Mar 6, 2013 3:51 PM

    Whoa whoa whoa…. when did this go from restructuring talk to “pay cut?”

    I think this is false. The Broncos want to restructure his contract, so to take less of a cap hit and retain him at DE.

    This rumor has ALREADY gone too far.

  23. chilomane says: Mar 6, 2013 4:14 PM

    He’s weak against the run if he leaves oh well.

  24. eventhorizon04 says: Mar 6, 2013 4:17 PM

    andrewproughcfe says: Mar 6, 2013 2:30 PM

    “Why not ask the QB who couldn’t win a first-round home playoff game to take a paycut?”

    Peyton Manning couldn’t win a first-round home playoff game because the Broncos didn’t have a first-round home playoff game.

    They had a bye-week.

  25. justintuckrule says: Mar 6, 2013 4:28 PM

    Face it – no one is ever going to be afraid of Manning in a cold-weather playoff game.
    ————————
    What about Green Bay?

  26. ravenmuscle says: Mar 6, 2013 5:03 PM

    Peyton should take a pay cut…no doubt. He can’t through a pass over 20 yards and because of his neck surgery he has no feeling in his fingers when its really cold out. THAT’S the Bronco problem…not Dumerville.

  27. atwatercrushesokoye says: Mar 6, 2013 5:27 PM

    Everyone talking about Denver not being able to manage the cap, this has nothing to do with the cap (Denver is $8.5 million under after the franchise tag was put on Clady) this has to do with the Broncos not feeling that Doom is worth his current pay cheque. He’s very much a boom or bust player, when he’s rolling he can get 4 or 5 sacks in a game but then he’ll be invisible for 3 games in a row. He was poor in the playoff game, taking several penalties and he failed to generate any sort of pass rush while the Broncos were lining Miller up on the line (forcing a double team) and then dropping him into coverage.

    For the guy saying Manning lost the playoff game, he had them up by 7 with less than a minute to go, I’m not sure he’s to blame for a second year safety badly underplaying a rainbow.

  28. malvaren18 says: Mar 6, 2013 5:42 PM

    Broncos definitely could use a player like Freeney, specially come playoff time.

  29. shoneys2013 says: Mar 6, 2013 6:04 PM

    How exactly did Manning have his team up by 7 points with less than a minute to go? He was handed 14 points by Trindan Holliday. Manning led his offense to 21 big fat points.

    But you’re right, I remember after Flacco threw that 70 yard TD how the Ravens stormed the field as they won it in the final seconds…

    …Wait, you mean the game continued? And Mr. MVP had the ball two times and needed only a field goal to win? And then he threw across his body and was intercepted on his own side of the field. In a sudden death game?

    Rahim Moore, Mike Vanderjagt, Reggie Wayne.
    It’s always someone else’s fault.

  30. chargerdillon says: Mar 6, 2013 6:07 PM

    That broncos defense did better with Tim Tebow as their QB than the did with Peyton Manning.

    I’m a complete Peyton Manning fan, but facts are facts, if anybody should take a paycut it’s Manning.

    Does everybody so quickly forget against the Ravens there were 2 returns for TD’s that made it seem like a close game?

    If you’re saying big Elvis’ name wasn’t heard in that playoff loss, where exactly what Peyton throwing TD’s.

    It wasnt Elvis who simply took a dive when Flacco bombed it out on a last ditch effort.

    As a Charger fan, nothing would make me happier than to see Dooms leave the Broncos

  31. jomochiefsfan84 says: Mar 6, 2013 6:11 PM

    Let the Peyton Manning ripple effect begin! After Manning sucks all your money up this franchise will be in another rebuilding mode when all your good players leave because you can’t afford them.

  32. nodindenver says: Mar 6, 2013 11:45 PM

    Doom should take a pay cut. The family lab could get 11 sacks with Von patrolling the other side. Doom was Mr. Irrelevant in the playoff loss and his bull rush is does not work against big tackles who over power him. Forget about Freeney and sign Dashon Goldsen. If Doom cannot hang with his well-deserved pay cut, send him back to his hotspot of Miami and let him watch the playoffs like he did last year!

  33. joetoronto says: Mar 7, 2013 5:46 AM

    All the money is going to the old washed up QB.

    Elway went all in on Manning and ended up losing, Manning can’t even throw it down the field and every team now knows it.

    What a donkey.

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