|No hard feelings for Elvis Dumervil toward former team, former agent|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, March 27, 2013 at 5:27 am ET
Elvis Dumervil Profile
Newly-minted Ravens Pro Bowl pass rusher Elvis Dumervil isn't harboring any hard feelings toward the Denver Broncos, or his former agent.
In the wake of Dumervil being cut by the Broncos following an unusual fax situation involving a blown deadline where the Broncos pointed the finger at the NFL defensive standout's former agent, Marty Magid, and he blamed the AFC West club for submitting late changes to the paperwork, Dumervil indicated he has no intentions of taking action against Magid, whom he replaced with Tom Condon and Ben Dogra of megafirm CAA.
"Marty is cool," said Dumervil, who signed a five-year contract with the Super Bowl champions with a maximum value of $35 million that includes a $7.5 million signing bonus.
Dumervil was poised to sign a new deal with the Broncos that Magid had negotiated prior to the situation that unfolded where he changed representation. Now, he has a new contract and an outlook that he's moving on to other things as he gets assimilated to a new football football team.
"At the end of the day, it was an unfortunate situation that happened," Dumervil said. "I think everybody has their part in the situation. Obviously, leaving a really good organization in the Denver Broncos … They are proven winners. I have nothing but good things to say about the organization. But, when opportunity came when I could come to another proven-winner organization and a first-class organization, just leaving one great one to another great one. So, that was an opportunity, and I took it.
"We prayed about it. At the end of the day, there was no ill-will. There were no hard feelings. I just felt it was time to change scenery. Obviously, I wanted to be somewhere where I felt like it was family-type feel, because obviously, the Denver Broncos were all I've ever known [my entire] career. I knew the next choice I would have to make would have to be somewhere I felt like it was stable, winners, a place that was tough, loves football and seems fun."
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