Contract talks between the Broncos and defensive end Elvis Dumervil are lacking talk.
There has been no communication between the two sides since Dumervil’s agent Marty Magid sent in his restructuring proposal Friday.
“Elvis has been working out, he’s healthy, he feels great,” Magid said. “He wants to stay with the Broncos. Right now, we’re waiting to hear back from them.”
The Broncos and Dumervil are midway through a six-year, $61.5 million contract extension that was negotiated by former coach Josh McDaniels following Dumervil’s NFL-leading 17 sack season of 2009. The team paid him $3.168 million in 2010, a season he missed because of a torn pectoral injury suffered in training camp, $14 million in 2011 when he had 9 1/2 sacks, and $14 million in 2012, when he had 11 sacks.
He is scheduled to make $12 million this season — a salary that becomes guaranteed if he is still on the team by Saturday. The Broncos have asked Dumervil to take a pay cut. He is also scheduled to make $10 million in 2014 and $8 million in 2015.
With contract talks seemingly at an impasse, the chances increase that Dumervil will be playing elsewhere in 2013 after he spent his first seven NFL seasons in Denver. Dumervil, 29, would like a resolution by 2 p.m. MDT Tuesday, when the free agent market opens.
Elvis Dumervil’s contract talks with Broncos appear to have reached an impasse
Denver Post | Mar 10