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If release is coming, Elvis Dumervil wants it sooner than later

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The Broncos and DE Elvis Dumervil are at an “impasse” in negotiations over his 2013 compensation, agent Marty Magid told Mike Klis of the Denver Post on Monday. And as long as the Broncos are unwilling to budge from their current position and want to part ways with the veteran end, Dumervil would like his release on Tuesday, Magid indicated to the Post.

“There’s no animosity, whatsoever,” Magid said, per the Post. “Elvis understands this is a business. He loves the Broncos and he’d still like to come back and play for the Broncos under his current contract or restructure proposal that we sent them. But if we can’t reach common ground and you know as an organization that you’re going to release him, then we’d like for them to release him by (2) p.m. tomorrow and not wait another four days. No hard feelings. We just disagree on their restructure option.”

Per the Post, Magid and the Broncos met Monday but didn’t reach common ground.

Dumervil, 29, is slated to make $12 million in salary in 2013. He notched 11 sacks a season ago. Dumervil’s salary becomes guaranteed if Dumervil is on the roster on Saturday.

Saturday will also mark the fifth day of free-agent signings. By then, numerous top-tier unsigned players figure to have found new homes. If Dumervil has to hit free agency, pushing for an early entry is the right move.

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20 Responses to “If release is coming, Elvis Dumervil wants it sooner than later”
  1. truthfactory says: Mar 11, 2013 8:20 PM

    Opting to release him in 5 days instead of now gives the Broncos leverage. If he understands that its a business, then he should understand that its not in their best interest to release him early.

  2. doe22us says: Mar 11, 2013 8:26 PM

    I guess not showing up big during the playoffs makes his salary cost prohibitive. You have to love the NFL.

  3. chrisknowsdbr says: Mar 11, 2013 8:27 PM

    man I sometimes hate the business side of football

  4. ken49ers says: Mar 11, 2013 8:29 PM

    Maybe he can come to the 49ers too!

  5. dolphinsfan69 says: Mar 11, 2013 8:31 PM

    Come to the Dolphins! Cameron Wake and Dumervil that would be nasty!!

  6. jrebar88 says: Mar 11, 2013 8:32 PM

    these agents really piss me off

  7. icdogg says: Mar 11, 2013 8:40 PM

    Well of course that’s what he *wants*… but you don’t always get what you want

  8. cbreezy80 says: Mar 11, 2013 8:44 PM

    Man as a Buc fan forget Bennett let’s get this guy and a corner!!! It’s a bucs life!!

  9. snarf1888 says: Mar 11, 2013 8:47 PM

    wtf!! if a guy who just got 11 sacks and forced 6 fumbles isnt worth 12 million then who the hell is? denver chose to pursue a QB who was bound to cost them a huge chunk of cap space now they’re taking it out on the rest of the roster, even guys who perform bigtime! thats their problem not dumervils, if they dont want to pay him 12 million then release him because another team sure as hell will

  10. socalraider909 says: Mar 11, 2013 8:53 PM

    Would love him in Oakland watching him sack Payton.. One could wish right?

  11. Iknoweverything says: Mar 11, 2013 8:53 PM

    Get out while you can Elvis. The division belongs to KC now and the Donkeys ain’t getting back to the playoffs with a washed up QB.

    Last year was manufactured by Goodell and the league. Manning , the face of the league comes back from career ending surgery, after being replaced in Indy to lead the Broncos to the Super Bowl.

    Well it didn’t quite work out that way. And now the reality is that Manning is OLD and DONE. The defense is DONE as witnessed in the playoffs.

    The CHIEFS own the AFC West now. Come on over to KC Elvis, join a dynasty in the making

  12. rg3andout says: Mar 11, 2013 8:55 PM

    12 million for this guy? i would release him too, im sure they can get freeney cheaper than that, and they are pretty much the same type of player, he will be cut soon

  13. agilson78 says: Mar 11, 2013 8:59 PM

    I love Doom; however, he is one of the most overvalued players in the entire NFL. Just look at PFF’s value rankings. His run defense is amongst the worst of any 4-3 DE in the league, and 9 out of his 11 sacks came when the game was over and out of reach for the opponent, as well as over half of his forced fumbles. He simply is not worth $12M a year, and the Denver brass knows that.

  14. denverdave3 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:02 PM

    Good riddance.

    He’s been soft since the big contract. Now he has Von Miller catching double teams on the other side of the ball and his sack total drops nearly in half. He fades in big games. He jumps off sides in key moments and he’s a problem off the field.

    Good Bye. this team can use the money in better ways.

  15. acanniv says: Mar 11, 2013 9:16 PM

    He got paid north of $30M over the last three seasons, one of which he missed entirely. Methinks the Broncos don’t owe him any favors. Personally, I hope he takes the pay cut and stays but he’s better suited to be a 3-4 OLB. That’s how he got the contract in the first place.

  16. raiderapologist says: Mar 11, 2013 9:39 PM

    I hate it when the Donks do something right, but leaning on Dumervil isn’t a bad move.

  17. broncomane2012 says: Mar 11, 2013 10:02 PM

    If Denver can get a quality pass rusher for a lower dollar amount why not wait and see if the one you got reaches your asking price. Denver could use the money for a quality free agent anyway.

  18. Slim Charles says: Mar 11, 2013 11:07 PM

    jrebar88 says: Mar 11, 2013 8:32 PM

    these agents really piss me off

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    Yeah that makes a lot of sense. I guess if you ever have to go to court you’ll represent yourself.

  19. kev86 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:44 AM

    Anything over 10 million other than for a QB is probably too much. Salary cap is too low for a team of 53. Seems like vetts have lost two years off their career

  20. nodindenver says: Mar 12, 2013 9:55 AM

    Who cares what Elvis wants? I wanted him to make a play against the Ravens and he continued his bull rush to no avail the entire game. I wanted him to stay out of the news in the off-season and that did not work out either. He is an undersized DE that plays across the line from a kid that flat-out dominates; he should have double digit sacks and there are many other guys that would appreciate that opportunity! Elvis, either take your well earned cut or leave the building.

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