Wait just a minute now. I wrote an article an hour ago about how the Broncos brought Elvis Dumervil back, but the reports were apparently all false. There’s a lot of things being said right now, and it seems like the most realistic scenario is that the move was not made in time.
I’m obviously not part of the Broncos front office, but this could turn into a big mess. The deal apparently put the Broncos over three million dollars over the salary cap, and he was released because of it.
Jeff Darlington of NFL Network mentioned that Dumervil’s agent made a “colossal mistake” in not having the papers signed in time. The Broncos made a big attempt in getting the papers to Dumervil to have them signed, and turned in, but it was past the deadline.
Mike Klies of the Denver Post said that the agreement was reached at 1:25 P.M., and they had until the 1:59 P.M. deadline to file the pay cut paperwork. He claims though that the paperwork was sent in eight minutes late, at 2:07 P.M., which resulted in Dumervil being released.
What a stunning turn of events. An hour ago, Bronco fans thought they had one of their best defensive players back, and now he’s gone and into the world of free agency. There’s a chance he could re-sign with the Broncos, but and even bigger chance he tries out free agency.
The move could lead to the Broncos pursuing another defensive player. Maybe Dwight Freeney? How about John Abraham? Either way it’s sad to see the Broncos #92 will most likely not be worn by Dumervil next season.