Elvis Dumervil found himself out of a job and the Denver Broncos without their best defensive end Friday afternoon, after they reached an agreement on a new contract but saw it all come undone when tardy filing of the paperwork forced Denver to release him.
A person familiar with the negotiations gave The Associated Press details about the confusion. The person did not want to be identified because the negotiations were not public.
According to that person, the day played out like this:
Dumervil is now a free agent, dumped late onto a market where one top defensive end, Cliff Avril, just signed a two-year deal with Seattle worth an average of $7.5 million a year.
Dumervil was second on the team last year with 11 sacks. He led the league in sacks in 2009 (17).
Vikings: Receiver Greg
Cardinals: Arizona released Kevin Kolb, ending the QB's two injury-filled seasons with the team.
Jaguars: Jacksonville signed former Cal running back Justin Forsett.
Chargers: San Diego agreed to a two-year contract with former New England running back Danny Woodhead.