The top free agent left is now off the market, and the balance of power in the NFC North is now as narrow as it’s been since the Green Bay Packers claimed the 2011 Super Bowl, as receiver Greg Jennings has agreed to leave the Green Bay Packers and sing with the divisional rival Minnesota Vikings:
Vikings are giving Greg Jennings a five-year deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2013
And so Greg Jennings follows the path of Brett Favre and Ryan Longwell from Green Bay to Minnesota. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2013
UPDATE: 5:10 PM Despite inking Danny Amendola to a five
Just been told from a reliable source that Emmanuel Sanders has signed an offer sheet with the Patriots. Steelers have a chance to match it. — Evan Sidery (@ESidery) March 15, 2013
IN what will go down as one of the biggest free agency fumbles in NFL history, the Denver Broncos have released defensive end Elvis Dumervil after he “technically” didn’t agree to a restructured contract on time:
Several sources reported on Friday that defensive end Elvis Dumervil agreed to a 2013 pay cut that would reduce his base salary from $12 million to $8 million, per Albert Breer of the NFL Network. Reports indicated that Dumervil agreed to the pay cut a mere 30 minutes from the 4:00 p.m. ET deadline. At that point, the Broncos would have released Dumervil to avoid his salary strapped to their 2013 salary cap.
Here’s the apparent problem, though — according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Dumervil’s agent, Marty Magid, failed to fax the paperwork back to the Broncos in time. So, the Broncos had to release Dumervil to avoid taking a $13.6 million total hit. Whoops!