ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — When announcing Elvis Dumervil’s contract extension Thursday night, Head Coach Josh McDaniels and General Manager Brian Xanders lauded the Broncos’ sackmaster for his professionalism through this offseason.
On a Friday conference call, Dumervil said surrounding himself with a supportive group of family, friends and teammates proved the key to successfully managing a potentially uncomfortable situation.
“At the end of the day, I knew my value and there was no need to go out and pout the way other guys have handled things,” Dumervil said. “Character is No. 1 for me, and I knew if I could bring the stats along with it, I’d have a good chance. Nothing’s for sure, but I’ll take my chances with that.”