Linebacker is asked to reduce his wage salary as teams continues to build Superbowl team.
The Denver Broncos are looking to convince linebacker Elvis Dumervil to take pay cut for the 2013 season.
The 29 year-old linebacker is under contract for three more years, but the team want him to take a pay-cut now, although it is unclear why.
According to NFL.com, the defender will be due $13.62m – a fee the franchise feel Dumervil is not worth.
The Broncos will look to reduce the pass rusher closer to $12m, a figure they believe is more suited to his current production level.
While the pass rusher had 11 sacks and six forced fumbles last season, he also struggled in run defence.
The franchise only has a certain amount of money to work with each year and they do not want to overpay someone who is not performing at the level the money represents.
Whether Dumervil will take the pay-cut is another question entirely, as he will feel that he earned the contract he was given in 2012, and that he should collect all the cash.
The most likely situation is that the contract is re-structured, as that means the pass rusher will still get his money but it will be more spread out over the remaining three years.