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TheOak 03-15-2013 04:05 PM

Dumervil is now a FA.

Bronco's didn't file new contract in time it was a reduced contract and we now know what he would settle for.

I'm sure we could make use of him.

SmashMouth 03-15-2013 04:14 PM

Fax snafu makes Dumervil available
Remember that Elvis Dumervil salary reduction news from earlier on Friday?

It might be time to forget all about that. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos have released Dumervil after they did not get his paperwork regarding the reduction in salary from $12 million to $8 million until after the 2 p.m. MT deadline that made his original salary guaranteed.

According to Klis, the Broncos received the fax from Dumervil at 2:07 p.m. MT, seven minutes and one second after the Broncos had to pull the trigger to release Dumervil and avoid being on the hook for the full $12 million. The team could still re-sign Dumervil, but there would be different salary cap ramifications because Dumervil’s contract ran beyond the 2013 season.

So a settled situation that looked like another offseason win for the Broncos and John Elway has suddenly turned into a mess. They’ve got no Dumervil and will now have to scramble to find a way to bring him back or convince another free agent pass rusher to join their defense.

Never a dull moment in the NFL and, perhaps, a final sign that the fax machine is far from the most reliable way to be conducting business in 2013.

Fax snafu leads to Elvis Dumervil’s release | ProFootballTalk

Danno 03-15-2013 04:25 PM

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Good grief. A bazillion dollar industry still using fax machines?

Ever hear of scanning to a pdf and e-mailing it?

SmashMouth 03-15-2013 04:44 PM

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Bring Elvis to the SAINTS now!

ChrisXVI 03-15-2013 04:46 PM

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Well Loomis... I'm hoping that you have a sleepless night ahead of you while you work your magic!

lee909 03-15-2013 04:48 PM

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8ml a year,no thanks

D_it_up 03-15-2013 04:58 PM

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I'm pretty sure we can't afford what he is wanting. As much as I like the guy, I think we have our Dumervil-type player for a 3-4 defense in Junior Galette. Do I know that for certain? No. That's why I said I think. There are other needs to be addressed on this team like left tackle, maybe another corner, WR depth, a back-up QB and tight end, and possibly a defensive tackle.

TheOak 03-15-2013 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by Danno (Post 486866)
Good grief. A bazillion dollar industry still using fax machines?

Ever hear of scanning to a pdf and e-mailing it?

You know what's a b1tch Danno?

When all his prorated bonus came to meet Denver the minute he went FA.

EVEN if they resign him to a new contract they take the cap hit this year for all of his pervious contracts bonus money.... However much it is.

breesfan27 03-15-2013 05:15 PM

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Hubbs is fuming right about now. Who still uses fax machines in 2013? Maybe next time, they can snail mail someone's contract over. #fail

Jeff Darlington did have the funniest tweet re: the Dumervil situation. I was in tears from laughing so hard.

Jeff Darlington ‏@JeffDarlington
Meanwhile, Elvis Dumervil just finished chiseling his signature into a slab of rock. It's now headed down the Oregon Trail toward Denver.

SmashMouth 03-15-2013 06:49 PM

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More Excuses?

Regardless of the machinations or the motivations, blame for the fact that defensive end Elvis Dumervil no longer is a member of the Broncos falls on all parties involved.

The NFL, like many businesses, runs on deadlines. When making decisions up against a deadline, both sides need to allow enough time to get the deal done.

And if the deal doesn’t get done in time, both sides share the blame equally.

If Dumervil’s agent, Marty Magid, needed more time to study the revised documents, he needed to say so. If the Broncos needed more time to process the paperwork, they needed to say so. The end result was a clusterfudge that makes everyone look bad.

That said, the real question is whether one side or the other was up to something. The Broncos had nothing to gain by creating the impression that they were forced to cut Dumervil, unless they somehow decided from a P.R. perspective that the accidental departure of Dumervil would be received more favorably by the fan base than the intentional release of Dumervil.

In contrast, Dumervil could have duped the Broncos into guaranteeing his entire contract if the team failed to cut him before the end of the business day. Alternatively, Magid may have decided to force the release after word got out that Dumervil would make $8 million in 2013 — and after possibly hearing from another team that would be willing to pay Dumervil more than that.

We suspect the latter, based on Magid’s comments to Jason La Canfora of

“We haven’t talked yet, but I think we all needed to take a deep breath and then we’ll see where it goes,’” Magid said. “Unfortunately, it didn’t work out the way we wanted, but everything happens for a reason and it’s not like this anybody’s fault. This wasn’t just a case of an agent taking too long to send something. It’s not anyone’s fault, but Elvis is a free agent now and we’ll see how that process plays out.”

If both sides intended to honor the deal that was negotiated on Friday, both sides will promptly fix the situation and move forward with a new deal. It was painted as an accident; any other outcome indicates that the accident really wasn’t.

Still, if the truth is that the Broncos were snookered, they helped make that happen by not establishing a clear deadline and ensuring that all documents were signed in sufficient time to permit the revised contract to become official.

Everyone deserves blame for Dumervil debacle | ProFootballTalk

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