VP of Football Operations John Elway confirmed Thursday that the Broncos will not back down from their pay-cut request of Elvis Dumervil.
Due $12 million, Dumervil has lost even more leverage after Cliff Avril accepted a deal worth $7.5 million annually and Michael Bennett only got $5 million. "I hate having to do it, in the position I'm in," Elway said. "But I've got to do what's best for this football team ... Especially when you look at the market and what's out there now. (The $12 million salary) is so far out of whack. Hopefully, he realizes that." The Broncos have Dwight Freeney in their back pocket and the market working in their favor. We're betting Dumervil will cave.