The National Football League Players Association will look into what happened when contract documents were not received causing the release of Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil, The Denver Post reports.
The Broncos released Dumervil on Friday because paperwork of his restructured deal that included a 2013 salary cut from $12 million to $8 million did not reach the league office by the 4 p.m. ET deadline.
The Broncos were on the hook for Dumervil’s $12 million guaranteed salary if he was not released by that deadline.
DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, has asked for an inquiry into the tardy exchange of contract documents that led the Broncos to release defensive end Elvis Dumervil.
“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,” Broncos president John Elway said in the statement. “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.”