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.
Curious timing, isn't it?
Ed Reed leaves without contract...Elvis' agent misses a deadline...since when does an agent commit that level of error, with that level of client?
We had a house on market, guy puts contract on it after we agreed to lower our price by $4,000. His contract, though, contained 24 items for us to repair. Ouch for us! That same day, a surprise buyer offers us FULL PRICE, in cash, says he doesn't want anything fixed, and he'll pay all fees. We played it cool, had our agent tell the a-hole buyer that we would not fix not even the cheapest, easiest item on his list.
That buyer was so insulted, he did not convert his contract into full purchase. He withdrew. We made out like bandits at the expense of his arrogance/pride.
So, this is a long shot explanation as to why maybe the contract wasn't sent in time. A clerical error looks better than a player and agent giving big middle finger to Elway and the Cult he's got going on in Denver now.
Meanwhile, Wade and Rick get buzz of the chances of getting a damn fine LINEBACKER (Bye, Carwin, hello Elvis!) so we stick to our guns in Ed, knowing Ed and his advisors will stumble over small issues just like my first buyer did.
That's be giving wayyyyy much credit to the savvy nature that Rick has been warning here (or being disdained for?) but hey, in the land of NFL free agency, what exactly IS real and what's spin???