Broncos expected to put LB Elvis Dumervil on IR

The Broncos are expected to place Pro Bowl linebacker Elvis Dumervil on injured reserve on Saturday, reports Michael Lombardi of

Dumervil suffered a torn pectoral muscle during a one-on-one pass-rushing drill on August 4. Dumervil had surgery on August 10, and the club has held out hope that the NFL’s reigning sack leader (17) would return in December or for the post-season.

By placing Dumervil on injured reserve, they’ll be shutting him down until 2011.

In 61 career games since being chosen with the 126th overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Louisville, Dumervil has 129 tackles, 43 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, and an interception. Dumervil has also been credited with 61 hits on opposing quarterbacks, and made his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2009.

Dumervil signed a six-year, $61.5 million extension on July 22 that included over $43 million in guarantees.

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