The Broncos still haven’t replaced defensive end Elvis Dumervil. There’s a chance they never really will.
“He was our leader in the locker room,” Miller said of Dumervil on NFL Network. “He was our rock. He showed me how to be a technician on the field. . . . He showed me so much stuff . . . how to be a professional, how to conduct myself off the field. He is truly going to be missed. It will take guys in the locker room to [each] pick up a small piece of that percentage that we can make up and get our defense back.”
Still, Miller said that the departure of Dumervil, who was cut due to a fax-machine snafu and then signed by the Ravens, didn’t make Miller angry.
“Before anything, before the Broncos, me and Elvis are brothers so I wanted what was best for him,” Miller said. “Going to the Baltimore Ravens was a better fit for him.”
So now Dumervil will become a leader for a team that beat the Broncos in their own building when it counted most.