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Elvis Dumervil: He Said, She Said

With the smoke almost cleared, here is some of the back and forth that has developed between the Broncos and Elvis Dumervil's agent.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Klis perspective:

Here is an updated article regarding this situation from Mike Klis.

Now here's the official press release from John Elway himself:

“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.

“Due to this situation, there are now salary cap implications associated with this transaction that we must consider with regard to potentially re-signing Elvis. At this moment, we are discussing all of our free-agency options to determine what’s best for the Denver Broncos.”

Here is what Cecil Lammey has tweeted in the last few minutes:

There's already been a lot of back and forth. My personal opinion (which is just that---my personal opinion) is that Doom's agent screwed the pooch on this one and any counterclaim to what the Broncos have to say is purely for damage control purposes. Furthermore, it can be thought he purposefully messed things up thinking he could catch the Broncos without a back-up plan. Think about it, if the Broncos would not have released Elvis by the 2:00PM deadline, they would be on the hook for 12 million guaranteed. Elvis is apparently irate, his agent in damage control. I know who I believe in the situation---who do you believe?