The five most painful losses in free agency for the Denver Broncos

1. Elvis Dumervil, OLB, 2013, (Baltimore Ravens)

Who could ever forget Fax-Gate? The Broncos had drafted Elvis Dumervil in 2006, out of Louisville, despite critics saying he was too small to be an effective pass rusher. It had proven to be a worthy gamble.

Dumervil played six seasons for the Broncos, and racked up 63.5 sacks while chants of “Doom” echoed throughout Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.

In 2013, the Broncos were looking to free up some salary space, and asked Dumervil to restructure his deal. However, Elvis and his agent faxed the agreement six minutes past the deadline, and it forced Denver to release him to the open market.

Dumervil would later fire his agent, but the damage was already done. He would sign a five-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens worth $35 million dollars, and played four seasons in Baltimore, compiling 127 tackles and 35.5 sacks. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2014 and 2015.

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