DENVER (AP) - The Denver Broncos are asking defensive end Elvis Dumervil to take a pay cut so they can create more salary cap room for free agency.
Dumervil signed a six-year, $61.5 million contract in 2010. He's scheduled to make $12 million in 2013.
The team wants him to take a cut or restructure his contract, according to a person familiar with the situation, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the negotiations were not public.
The Denver Post first reported about the team's request.
Dumervil had 11 sacks last season, second on the team behind Von Miller. Dumervil led the league with 17 sacks in 2009.
The Broncos need more cap space, as they shore up their interior defensive line, cornerback and running back positions.

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Packers vs. Falcons Pick Will Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the Packers and Falcons at 3:05PM ET be the shootout that everyone expects?
Thumbnail Steelers vs. Patriots Pick Is the over/under set too high in Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the Steelers and Patriots at 6:40PM ET?
Thumbnail Updated NFL MVP Odds Heading into Championship Sunday, Matt Ryan is a clear favorite to take home this season's NFL MVP Award.
Thumbnail Championship Sunday Vegas Spreads How do Las Vegas oddsmakers view this weekend's championship games in the NFL?
Thumbnail Updated Super Bowl LI Betting Odds And then there were four. What are the odds of the four remaining teams to win this year's Super Bowl?
Advertisement

NFL Team Pages