Elvis Dumervil and Agent Part Ways Following Contract Fiasco

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIMarch 16, 2013

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17:  Defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil #92 of the Denver Broncos fights against the block of offensive tackle Wayne Hunter #78 of the New York Jets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Jets 17-13.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Longtime Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil intended to stay with the team that drafted him back in 2006, but his agent, Marty Magid, failed to turn the paperwork in on time.

Dumervil and Magid parted ways on Saturday.

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun broke the news, and pointed out that there aren't necessarily any hard feelings between the two.

The move makes sense for Dumervil, because he clearly was willing to remain loyal to the Broncos even though he was preparing to take a pay cut from $12 million to $8 million in 2013. Once it was clear that Dumervil wouldn't hit the deadline, though, the Broncos had to release him.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post documents Magid's recent comments about several other teams drawing interest now that Dumervil is unexpectedly on the open market.

Magid had been fielding calls from other teams, and noted that Dumervil would be taking visits after the general managers returned from owners' meetings.

Since those meetings go from Sunday through Wednesday, there would have been at least a day or so beyond that when Dumervil will be in no man's land. Dumervil typically wouldn't be able to hire a new agent for five days, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

However, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Magid will waive the five-day period so that Dumervil can find a new agent immediately.

It has been an active free-agency period early on, but Dumervil's bizarre saga has emerged as arguably the most intriguing development.

The 29-year-old veteran had a stellar campaign this past season, notching 11 sacks and matching a career-best by forcing six fumbles.