Broncos’ Dumervil signs one-year, $3 million tender
The Denver Post
Vail, CO Colorado
Along with his uncanny ability to sack the quarterback, Broncos outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil understands $3.168 million is a much better contract starting point than $630,000.
Dumervil signed his first- and third-round, restricted free agent tender around noon today, assuring that he would make a $3.168 million salary. Had he not signed his tender in protest of not getting a multiyear contract from the team, Dumervil’s salary could have been reduced to 10 percent above what he made last year, which would have come out to roughly $630,000.
After leading the NFL with 17 sacks last year, and recording 43 sacks in four years while making a combined $2.015 million, Dumervil is hoping to become among the league’s five highest-paid pass rushers. That means a contract of around $40 million in guarantees. The Broncos and Dumervil’s agent Gary Wichard continue to negotiate a new deal.
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