Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/8/14
 Part 6 of 9Position Breakdown and Off-Season Analysis: Defensive Line Elvis Dumervil, 2013 base salary: $12 million: Doom returns as the highest-paid defender on Denver’s squad for a third straight year.Statistically most would think he had a great season, but that is quite the contrary.Overall he graded out as the 44th best defensive end in 2012 according to Pro Football Focus and teammates such as Robert Ayers, were graded ahead of him in terms of effectiveness per snap.Most of his 11 sacks were in garbage time with the game mostly over.However, he was superb against the Chargers on Monday Night Football and at Baltimore, where his pressures and sacks were the difference in the game. Dumervil was neutralized by opposing tackles in many games, including by Jared Veldheer of Oakland, Chiefs rookie Guard Jeff Allen playing his first game at left tackle, New England's Nate Solder, and Jeron Bushrod from New Orleans.He was shut out and had a minimal impact in most games, including...
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