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Published on 03/15/2013 at Fri Mar 15 13:45.
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Dumervil has agreed to come down on his cap number for 2013.

Dumervil has agreed to come down on his cap number for 2013.

UPDATE (3/15 4:30 PM EST): Not so fast, check this post here.

Albert Breer of NFL Network was first to announce that Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil will be staying with the Broncos for the 2013 season (and much longer).

Early word is that he will reduce his salary from close to $13 million down to $8 million, saving Denver a little more than $4 million. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter the deal includes a $3.5 million guarantee on the second day of the league year in 2014. Breer noted that Dumervil’s numbers come down off of the next two years as well to $10 million in 2014 and $8.19 million in 2015.

The Broncos were quite all day on Thursday (the second day of the NFL 2013 free agency), but it looks like they may have been focusing on some in house free agency. Tying up the last of the loose ends.

Though there is no official announcement just yet, word comes just twenty minutes before the 4 PM EST deadline in which the team would have had to cut Dumervil or paid him the $13 million that they owed him.

The supposed $8 million contract is in line with what Dumervil would likely have received on the open market. The young phenom free agent defensive ends have been receiving on average between $7-$8 million (and that’s the young guys), while two accomplished veterans like Osi Umenyiora and Dwight Freeney have yet to sign deals.

We are also connecting a few dots on whether or not Ryan Clady’s franchise tag may be negotiated into a long term contract (freeing up even more money for 2013). We will have more on that soon.

  • Monster

    Just as I thought.
    Great move boyz!

  • Hansen

    Smart move. Well done Gentleman!

  • Matthew Zordani

    Hell yeah! So pumped. I agree with mr Von miller. Broncos won Super Bowl This year!

  • anthony33

    Elway is quickly becoming as good of a Pres has he was a QB. Well done!

    Elvis… thank you!!

  • Monster

    Any chance we can fire Joe Mays, get in Seymour and add another d-back for depth? Then we could focus on RB in the draft and pick best avaialable thereafter.

  • Alphabeatsoups

    Good Job Mr Elway!!!

  • Draper

    Joe Mays is owed $4.1 million (with $833K in dead money if cut), so he is a prime candidate for at least being renegotiated.

  • DIY

    gr8 news!

  • areferee

    NO DEAL!
    Broncos release Dumervil, as contract not filed in time. He is now a free agent.

  • Paradisimo

    Hold on! From the sounds of it Dumervil didn’t get the agreement back to the Broncos until 2:07, just past the deadline. Technically they had to release him to avoid the guaranteed money and as such he technically became a free agent. I’m not sure how this affects the salary cap or if it means that Dumervil is really still staying but it has made for a pretty messy situation. Big screw-up by the agent and comes off smelling pretty fishy.

  • Chase Anderson

    OMG twitter just exploded – no deal

  • Alphabeatsoups

    What The????

  • Jake Richards

    Of course.. A razonable choice.. Very good.!!!