Broncos Sign LB Elvis Dumervil to Contract Extension

The Denver Broncos announced that they have signed restricted free agent linebacker Elvis Dumervil to a contract extension.

The Denver Broncos announced that they have signed restricted free agent linebacker Elvis Dumervil to a contract extension.

Terms of the extension were not disclosed.

Update: ESPN's John Clayton reports that Dumervil's extension is for five years, and the total six-year package is worth $61.5 million, and Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the deal includes $43.156 million in guarantees.

"I am pleased to announce the extension of Elvis Dumervil’s contract with the Denver Broncos," General Manager Brian Xanders said. "He has established himself as one of the NFL’s premier pass rushers, and he’s an important part of the foundation we are building with this team. We are excited to have him as an integral part of the Broncos well into the future."

After leading the NFL in sacks (17) and making his first trip to the Pro Bowl, the 2006 fourth-round pick out of Louisville was tendered at the "First- and Third-Round" level, which was to pay the 5-11, 248-pound Dumervil a $3.168 million dollar base salary in 2010.

Dumervil had signed the tender on June 14.

In 61 career games since being chosen with the 126th overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Louisville, Dumervil has 129 tackles, 43 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, and an interception. Dumervil has also been credited with 61 hits on opposing quarterbacks.

"We are thrilled to have agreed to terms with Elvis Dumervil on a contract extension," Head Coach Josh McDaniels said. "Elvis is a very talented player who will help lead our defense and is also an outstanding person and teammate."

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