Broncos, Dumervil finally do a deal

NFL_dumervil2_250.jpgPlenty of teams are refusing to sign veteran players to long-term contracts until a new labor deal is finalized.

The Broncos aren’t one of them.

The team announced via e-mail sent moments ago that an extension has been negotiated with linebacker Elvis Dumervil.

Dumervil bagged a team-record 17 sacks in 2009, his fourth season in the league.  Blocked from a shot at unrestricted free agency by the rules of the uncapped year, which pushed the threshold for hitting the market from four years to six, Dumervil had less leverage than he otherwise might have enjoyed.

“I am pleased to announce the extension of Elvis Dumervil’s contract with the Denver Broncos,” G.M. Brian Xanders said.  “He has established himself as one of the NFL’s premier pass rushers, and he’s an important part of the foundation we are building with this team.  We are excited to have him as an integral part of the Broncos well into the future.”

The specific duration of Dumervil’s stay into the future isn’t known; the terms have not been disclosed.

14 responses to “Broncos, Dumervil finally do a deal

  1. Glad to here Doom will be there long term! This is a perfect example of a player truly earning his new deal! A great person and a great teammate!

  2. Great signing by the Broncos. This guy had several seasons where he averaged 7-8 sacks. Was it spectacular by any means? No, but he’s an all around consiatent player and certainly deserved a big payday.

  3. As of this post, there are three comments of which two have either a misspelled word or an adverb where a verb ought to be. More proof that PFT nation has an average IQ just below room temperature.

  4. It’s funny to me that the pic you guys stuck up there is dumbassville face masking who I believe to be Matt Cassell.

  5. jram, I have the most boring life you could imagine. However, it doesn’t change the fact that PFT is full of dimwits who can’t put a sentence together.

  6. Profundity says:
    July 23, 2010 7:27 AM
    It’s funny to me that the pic you guys stuck up there is dumbassville face masking who I believe to be Matt Cassell.
    Dumbassville? LOL. Did you think of that yourself??? You are so funny.
    You’re probably the same guy who thought of calling McDaniels “McDouche”.
    You are the funniest, most creative and witty man alive.
    Now go away.

  7. CLASS! That is the best way to describe Elvis. he didn’t cry (Marshall), he didn’t pout (Cutler), he didn’t disrespect (Scheffler). He worked hard, showed up, kept his mouth shut and was rewarded for it. Congrats to Elvis Kool Dumervil for being a prime example of what is otherwise a dying breed in the NFL!

  8. Look again dipshit…he’s got him by the shoulder. But let’s not let facts get in the way of name calling. Seems to be par for the course when it comes to the Broncos.

  9. First off, Demerville is a good player who deserves his contarct, but I thought the chosen pic was a bit funny as well. Hey rx, if he’s got him by the shoulder pad, isnt that a horse collar? Just saying. Heres to a 2 – 8 start this year!!!

  10. A horse collar is only if you grab INSIDE the shoulder pads from BEHIND. It doesn’t mean you can never touch the shoulder pads. Just sayin’.

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