Mike Klis of the Denver Post has reported that as of March 6, 2013, two league sources have indicated that the Denver Broncos are asking defensive end Elvis Dumervil to take a pay cut.
Dumervil is currently set to count as a $13.6 million dollar cap hit for the Broncos, essentially taking up the entirety of their $15 million in cap space. If he refuses to take a significant pay cut, Denver could potentially cut him in favor of a player like Dwight Freeney.
A move which could potentially allow Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff to make a play for the elite pass rusher.
The 29-year-old is currently coming off yet another solid year in 2012, in which he posted 11 sacks - good for 14th-highest in the NFL. He has registered 63.5 career sacks since coming into the league in 2006 and has only posted less than eight sacks once in that time.
This is a situation which should develop quickly, as the Broncos will ultimately be forced to make a move before March 17th when Dumervil's salary would automatically become guaranteed should he choose not to take a pay cut.
Although we could very well see developments before that time with free agency set to open March 12th.