Elvis Dumervil, a defensive end for the Denver Broncos, agreed to take a pay cut but had to be released because the contract wasn’t submitted by the deadline.
The pay cut he was looking to be deducted from the $12 million he was guaranteed if he was on the roster after a certain time (4 P.M. Eastern), but just because he was released, doesn’t mean he will sign with another team. He already agreed to take a pay cut, which shows he wants to stay and play with the Denver Broncos.
Now, there could be a twist in this, he could possibly test the market to see what he could get to other teams, or he could stick to his word and finish getting a deal done with the Denver Broncos and help Peyton and company make another run for the post season. Nothing really surprises me this season, so if he decides to take a big pay day from some other team, then it is what it is.
Elvis is a very good player and Denver needs to keep him on their roster. With 225 tackles, 63.5 sacks, 1 interception and 16 forced fumbles, if they let him slip away because they couldn’t get his deal filed by the deadline, that would be ridiculous.
I’m sure his phone is being blown up now that the word is out that he is available, but I think he ends up in Denver again and that cheaper contract. But I wouldn’t be shocked if he ends up somewhere else.
With all this crazy-ness we have witnessed in just 4 days of free agency, what else could happen?