Coming Up
  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos at New England Patriots The Denver Broncos travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots in a rematch of the 2013 AFC Championship. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 09, 2014 2:05 PM MST Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders The Denver Broncos face their AFC West foe Oakland Raiders on the road. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 16, 2014 11:00 AM MST Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams The Denver Broncos face the St. Louis Rams on the road at 11 a.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins The Denver Broncos take on the AFC East Miami Dolphins. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution Denver Rescue Mission Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 6:30 PM MST Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face AFC West foe the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 2:05 PM MST Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 Tribute Game Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 tribute game. Teams will be recognized before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills.
  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 2:05 PM MST Denver Broncos vs. Buffalo Bills The Denver Broncos host the AFC East Buffalo Bills at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Mon., Dec. 08, 2014 6:00 PM MST Annual Thunder Christmas Party Annual Thunder Christmas Party for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

News & Blogs

Print
RSS

Dumervil to the Ravens

Posted Mar 24, 2013

On Sunday, defensive end Elvis Dumervil agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Early last week, the Broncos made an offer to keep defensive end Elvis Dumervil in orange and blue. After nearly a week of contemplating the offer, Dumervil agreed to terms to become a Baltimore Raven on Sunday.

“As we have from the start of this process, we worked diligently over the last week to find a way for Elvis Dumervil to remain a Denver Bronco," Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said in a statement. "Although we made multiple contract offers to Elvis after being forced to release him, we were unable to reach an agreement and are now moving forward without him."

The process began after Dumervil agreed to a restructured contract to remain a Bronco, but the paperwork wasn't submitted before a 2 p.m. MT waiver wire deadline, forcing the team to release the seven-year veteran.

Dumervil ranked seventh on the Broncos' career sack list with 63.5 quarterback takedowns, including a league-leading 17 in 2009, which was the franchise's single-season record until linebacker Von Miller surpassed the mark in 2012.

The three-time Pro Bowler and Miller combined for 29.5 sacks during the 2012 campaign, the most of any two teammates in the league. Among players with at least 40 sacks, Dumervil has averaged the fourth-most sacks per game -- .70 -- since he entered the league in 2006.

In 91 regular-season games with 75 starts, Dumervil also amassed 264 tackles, 17 forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries, 12 passes defensed and an interception.

So far in free agency, the Broncos have addressed the interior of the defensive line, re-signing tackle Kevin Vickerson and signing free-agent tackle Terrance Knighton, who previously played under Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio in Jacksonville.

A number of pass-rushers are still available on the free-agent market, and the Broncos have been reported to be interested in the likes of Dwight Freeney and John Abraham.

Currently on the roster are three players listed as defensive ends -- Robert Ayers, Jeremy Beal, and Derek Wolfe -- and one listed as a defensive lineman -- Malik Jackson.

Ayers is the most veteran of the group, entering his fifth NFL season.

"Elvis was a team captain and a talented player who made a great impact during his seven seasons in Denver," Elway said. "I appreciate all of his effort on the field and the work he did in the community. I wish Elvis all the best as he continues his NFL career.”

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.