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Broncos: Elvis Dumervil changed mind after declining pay cut

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09:29 AM ET 03.16 | "For the last week, Elvis Dumervil and his agent were aware of our desire to change the financial terms of his contract to ensure he would remain a Denver Bronco. After numerous conversations with both Elvis and his representative, we submitted our final contract proposal to Elvis today at 11 a.m. MDT. Based on our previous discussions, we believed our offer was fair and were hopeful it would resolve this matter. "Due to the procedural elements that were involved in executing the new proposal, we imposed a 1 p.m. MDT deadline for a decision, one hour before the NFL's waiver wire at 2 p.m. MDT. Our deadline was clearly communicated to Elvis' representative. "At 1 p.m. MDT, we were informed by Elvis' representative that he declined our offer. We then prepared Elvis' termination notice to officially file his release with the NFL office. "At approximately 1:25 p.m. MDT, however, we were informed that Elvis changed his mind and accepted the same contract we proposed nearly two-and-a-half hours earlier. Although we expressed our concern regarding the time constraints, we were assured that the signed documents would be submitted to us before the league's waiver deadline. "We did not receive the documents from Elvis by the league's deadline and were forced to release him shortly before 2 p.m. MDT."

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March 16, 2013  09:35 AM ET

You Are Only As Good As Your Word, Bro.

March 16, 2013  09:43 AM ET

Elway,what a slimeball!!!!!!!!!

March 16, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Elway,what a slimeball!!!!!!!!!

Exactly. He has been there for years ow, and he just figured out that contract was a problem? Really? I do not believe a thing he says about this happening.

March 16, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Absolute bottom line tells you the truth: The Broncos open up $10 million in cap space, he was a $13 million hit with his old contract ( a redo would have cost more guaranteed money to them ) and a dead cap space hit of $3.25 million to have him released. This was a player release.

March 16, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Absolute bottom line tells you the truth: The Broncos open up $10 million in cap space, he was a $13 million hit with his old contract ( a redo would have cost more guaranteed money to them ) and a dead cap space hit of $3.25 million to have him released. This was a player release.

Elway shot himself in the foot on this one.

March 16, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Somebody wanted this re-worked deal to fail. Either the agent held it up or the Broncos blocked the transmission. A little too passive-agressive on everyone's part here.

March 16, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Elway shot himself in the foot on this one.

Maybe... or maybe he got what he wanted.

March 16, 2013  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Elway shot himself in the foot on this one.

Yes, but I do not think it was accidental. He shot his little toe to get out of the line of fire....why did they wait until the midnight hour?

March 16, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Maybe... or maybe he got what he wanted.

That is how I see it. He is just not man enough to publicly state it and take some heat possibly.

March 16, 2013  10:37 AM ET

Elvis has left the Building!!!!!!

March 16, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Somebody wanted this re-worked deal to fail. Either the agent held it up or the Broncos blocked the transmission. A little too passive-agressive on everyone's part here.

Excellent observation.

March 16, 2013  11:03 AM ET

The Denver Post is now reporting that DeMaurice Smith is looking into it. He did such a great job for the Player's Union that I'm sure we'll get a speedy and fair resolution now.

March 16, 2013  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The Denver Post is now reporting that DeMaurice Smith is looking into it. He did such a great job for the Player's Union that I'm sure we'll get a speedy and fair resolution now.

We'll get a lot of they said-he said for most of next week.

Gee, I wonder who Smith will find at fault here?

March 16, 2013  12:05 PM ET

the the word 'dummer' ring any bells? Of course they couldn't get it done. What's to look into. Late is late. Doesn't matter who did what, late is late and he ain't a bronco no more. Time for him to accept a new contract or move on.

March 16, 2013  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Excellent observation.

Possibly the agent was playing one against the other with a third party. Dummerville accepted then turned it down and re-accpepted? That would happen if the agent told him someone else is interested and is offering mo money. Then Dummer than dummer ville had a change of heart decided to stay in Denver but the agent wanted a bigger percentage of a bigger pie and screwed up the delivery.
We will know for sure if he gets a big offer today won't we.

March 16, 2013  12:29 PM ET

Any one who believes Elway and the Broncos front office version of this story is truly naive. Just my opinion. It was a salary dump. Period. Too much money for a guy with 9.5 sacks. The dead cap hit is less than half of the cap hit if he stayed....

March 16, 2013  12:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

That is how I see it. He is just not man enough to publicly state it and take some heat possibly.

Elway is an egotistical ****...He wasn't man enough to confront Reeves face-to-face, he had to scheme behind Reeves's back with that little weasel, Shanahan.

March 16, 2013  12:32 PM ET

Elvis Dumervil is still one of the great names in the game today. Not as good as Wahoo McDaniel with the old Bills, but still, worthy of the all time name list.

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March 16, 2013  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Possibly the agent was playing one against the other with a third party. Dummerville accepted then turned it down and re-accpepted? That would happen if the agent told him someone else is interested and is offering mo money. Then Dummer than dummer ville had a change of heart decided to stay in Denver but the agent wanted a bigger percentage of a bigger pie and screwed up the delivery. We will know for sure if he gets a big offer today won't we.

Another scenario is that they thought they could stall and bluff Denver into not filing the paperwork until too late and ED would be in the driver's seat (and in the money) while Denver scrambled.

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