Jul 23, 2010 1:00 AM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - NFL sacks leader Elvis Dumervil has agreed to a long-term extension with the Denver Broncos.
Dumervil had a team record 17 sacks last season, started in the Pro Bowl and was selected All-Pro. He ranks third in the NFL with 43 sacks since his rookie season in 2006, when the Broncos selected him in the fourth round out of Louisville.
The Broncos didn't reveal the length or value of the extension in an e-mail late Thursday night announcing the long-awaited deal.
Coach Josh McDaniels praised Dumervil's handling of the protracted contract talks this offseason, which he said showed he's "the type of player and person we want on our team. We look forward to Elvis' impact for many years to come."
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