Denver Broncos Elvis Dumervil Sacks Tender While Agent Works on Extension

June 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

All-Pro pass rushing linebacker Elvis Dumervil signed his first and third round restricted free agent tender Monday. Unless a long term contract extension can be negotiated, he will play for $3.168 million in 2010.
Had Dumervil refused to sign his tender, the Broncos had the option of reducing his upcoming salary to 110 percent of his 2009 pay or approximately $630,000.
Dumervil, who was drafted out of Louisville in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL draft, led the NFL with 17 sacks in 2009, and has recorded 43 sacks in the last four years while playing for the comparative bargain of a combined $2.015 million.
While at Louisville, Dumervil had one of the best seasons ever for a defensive end in NCAA history. He broke the NCAA single game sack record against the University of Kentucky with six and broke the record for most forced fumbles. 
Dumervil eclipsed Dwight Freeney's sack total and set the Big East record. He won several awards for the 2005 season, includin...

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