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Broncos’ Dumervil still a rush job

Jeff Legwold
The Denver Post

Three games down in the preseason, and Elvis Dumervil said he still has some work to do standing up if he’s going to consistently be counted in the Broncos’ pass rush.

Having spent his football life down in a three-point stance rushing opposing quarterbacks as a defensive end, Dumervil continues to make the adjustment to the world of the outside linebacker in the Broncos’ new 3-4 scheme.

To the job of standing up at the snap, to playing the game with a different view of things.

“I’m getting used to it. I’ve been doing it one way for a long time. That was my game for 25 years,” Dumervil said. “Like a sprinter, you know, with your hand in the ground, coming out at the start. I’ve got to keep working hard to get off the ball better standing up.”

Dumervil didn’t have a sack Sunday night during the Broncos’ 27-17 loss to the Bears at Invesco Field at Mile High. But he hit Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler, a former teammate, several times during Cutler’s half of work in the game.

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