Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
All the reports are saying it's because the agent didn't fax the signed contract to the team in time for them to send it to the league office. It's on the agent and Elvis. Elway made the tough call to release him to protect the team, great move on his part.
Great move? I think I will have to disagree. They had to cut the loss; that's all they did.
A great move would have been to get all the paperwork to the league office on time. All he had to do is to have one of his guys there to get the signature and do the faxing instead of relying on the agent.
It was an honest mistake, but they still lost nearly $5M in cap space for nothing but wasted time and agony.