(Eds: Updates with details) By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It sounded more like a bad episode of a bad reality series than the NFL. The Denver Broncos had agreed to a new contract with Elvis Dumervil. Then they hadn't. The culprit - well, that all depends on whose version of events you want to believe. But a fax machine was definitely involved.
Back together for offseason workouts without the man who has accumulated 63 1/2 sacks for the franchise over his six healthy seasons in Denver, Dumervil's ex-teammates all agreed that they'll miss their erstwhile pass rusher, team captain and, as linebacker Von Miller calls him, their ''rock'' in the locker room.
But the Dumervil debacle also provided them a refresher course on one of the most important NFL lessons: It's a business, and not always a pretty one.
''It's probably the least favorite part of it for me,'' Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said of the business side of the league. It was, ultimately, a business decision that l...