Dumervil agrees to extension

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil has agreed to a contract extension, just over a month after he signed his free agent contract tender.

Terms of Dumervil's extension weren't disclosed, but sources told ESPN it was a six-year deal worth $61.5 million that includes between $41 million and $43 million in guarantees.

"The way he has handled this lengthy negotiation this offseason is a great example of the type of player and person we want on our team," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said. "We look forward to Elvis' impact for many years to come."

The fifth-year pro led the league in sacks last year with 17 and added 49 tackles over 16 games, including 14 starts.

Since being taken in the fourth round of the 2006 draft by Denver, the Louisville product has racked up 43 sacks and 129 tackles with one interception and 10 forced fumbles.


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