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Sources: Manning set to retire at the end of the season

Darren Conolly reported on twitter at roughly 10:45 pacific time and reported one of the first rumours of the Broncos quaterback potentially retiring. A chain of tweets are saying that he may retire but no other sources have reported.

Heres the tweets:

 

“@DConnollyNFL: BREAKING: Source close to situation: #Broncos QB Peyton Manning is “leaning strongly towards retirement” after 2013-14 season #NFL

“@DConnollyNFL: Source also says “Manning is willing to put it all on the line for one more ring but the risks outweigh the benefits for him to continue”

“@DConnollyNFL: Expect if asked for any reports/Q’s concerning retirement talk to be shot down for now, Manning will announce on his own terms (continued)”

“@DConnollyNFL:  However, Manning has privately told people in his inner circle that he is almost certain that this is his last season #Broncos #NFL

 

 

 

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Broncos Receiver Caldwell takes offense after not being invited to Duke practice

Denver Broncos wide receiver Andre Caldwell went public to express his feeling on not being able to practice at Duke with teammates Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker as well as Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

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to practice receiving routes. Caldwell went on Instagram and posted a picture of a burning sheet of paper that read:

 

“No invite to Duke to run routes and catch passes. Damn right I took it personal”.

 

 

The response from followers were very different. Some said that he had every right to be offended while some said to step up his game.

 

Caldwell was drafted in the 3rd round by the Cincinatti Bengals (97th overall pick). In his first season with the Broncos he racked in 1 reception for 18 yards in only 8 games played. Caldwell’s production value was minimal for Denver last season and with Welker being added in the mix of Denver’s receiver set expect Caldwell to receive even less production. His minimal production is most likely why he didn’t get the call to go practice at Duke.

 

The Broncos organization, nor the players involved (Manning,Welker,Thomas and Decker) have yet to make a statement.

 

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Dumervil’s ex-agent gets attorney involved

Tuesday March 9th 2013 by Bigjhockey21

Agent Marty Magid is defending his conduct last week saying that the e-mail agreement to accept the contract offer was sufficient in the eyes of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement  (CBA). Magid hired attorney David Cornwell to investigate the situation on behalf of himself and his ex-client Elvis Dumervil.

Cornwell said on Tuesday that he spoke with the NFLPA in the hopes of having the case further looked into.

The Broncos released defensive end Elvis Dumervil after a fax machine snafu Friday. (USA TODAY Sports)

The Broncos released defensive end Elvis Dumervil after a fax machine snafu Friday. (USA TODAY Sports)

Cornwell pointed out that that Article 4, Section 5a of the CBA states that the team and player only need an “agreement” on the contract. The section doesn’t specify that a deal has to be signed.

 Any agreement between any player and any Club concerning terms and conditions of employment shall be set forth in writing in a Player Contract as soon as practicable. Each Club shall provide to the NFL a copy of each such Player Contract within two days of the execution of such contract by the player and the Club,” the section of the CBA reads.

By that reading of the clause, the team and player reached an agreement when Magid e-mailed the Broncos at 3:24 p.m. ET Friday.

From there, the situation unraveled to the point that when the Broncos didn’t have an executed contract faxed over by the 4 p.m. ET deadline, they felt obliged to cut Dumervil rather than risk triggering a $12 million guarantee in the original contract.

The Broncos VP of football operations John Elway declined to comment on the situation. A team source said the Broncos did check with the NFL on Friday after Magid had emailed the team to make sure they were following proper procedure before ultimately terminating the contract.

The issue is important on multiple levels. First, Magid is hoping to maintain his standing as a certified agent with the NFLPA. Second, any legal claims by Dumervil if he is unable to get $8 million this season would possibly be directed at the Broncos or the NFL rather than Magid, who has been fired by Dumervil.

There is also some concern that the estate of the late agent Gary Wichard could pursue legal action in the Dumervil case. Because Wichard, who died in 2011, negotiated Dumervil’s original deal, his estate (and not Magid) may be entitled to the standard 3 percent commission from the contract. In this case, that would have been $240,000. A person close to Wichard’s family said Monday that Wichard’s estate would likely look into the matter.

Dumervil has subsequently hired agent Tom Condon, who has petitioned the league to have the restructured deal reinstated. Dumervil has a strong desire to stay with Denver.

Cornwell indicated it’s questionable whether Dumervil would be able to get compensation from the Broncos or the league. However, Cornwell’s concern is Magid, who he said “acted reasonably under the circumstances.”

 

 

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