American Football - Dumervil released by Broncos after contract mix-up

Round-up: The Denver Broncos have released defensive end Elvis Dumervil after a new contract was penned too late.

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The frenetic pace of manoeuvring to sign or release players this week caught up to Denver.

Broncos president John Elway called on Dumervil to accept a salary reduction or face the possibility of being released.

Dumervil agreed to the reduction, but was shockingly released when paperwork for the adjusted contract arrived several minutes after Friday's deadline.

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Tight end Tony Gonzalez made his return for the 2013 season official by signing a two-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

The two-year deal is worth $14 million, according to NFL.com. He is guaranteed to receive $7 million in 2013, but there is no indication he will return for the 2014 season. The second year of the deal was included for bookkeeping purposes, according to the report.

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Quarterback Kevin Kolb was released by the Arizona Cardinals in a expected move that saved the team $7.5 million in salary cap space.

The Cardinals signed defensive end Matt Shaughnessy, who played his first four seasons with the Oakland Raiders to a one-year deal, Pro Football Talk reported.

They also signed cornerback Antoine Cason to a one-year contract, the Arizona Republic reported. He started all 16 games for the San Diego Chargers last season.

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The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have acquired receiver Arrelious Benn along with a 2013 seventh-round draft pick from the Tampa Buccaneers in exchange for a sixth-round pick this year and a conditional draft pick in 2014.

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The Miami Dolphins signed tight end Dustin Deller to a one-year, $4.25 million contract, according to multiple reports.

The Dolphins also signed wide receiver Brandon Gibson to a three-year deal, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Free agent running back Danny Woodhead, who played last season for the New England Patriots, signed a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers.

Woodhead's move comes on the heels of slot receiver Wes Welker also leaving the Patriots and signing with the Broncos.

The Chargers also signed running back Ronnie Brown to a one-year deal.

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Cornerback Kyle Arrington re-signed with the Patriots, agreeing to a four-year deal. The Patriots also signed wide receiver Donald Jones, a onetime starter for the Buffalo Bills.

Dwight Freeney was one of three former Pro Bowl defensive players and a restricted free-agent wide receiver scheduled to gain an audience with Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Defensive end John Abraham and strong safety Adrian Wilson were also scheduled to be in Foxborough along with receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

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Safety Louis Delmas reach an agreement to stay with the Detroit Lions. He will sign a two-year, $9.465 million contract, according to multiple reports.

Seventh-year linebacker Nick Roach signed with the Oakland Raiders and is expected to be the starting middle linebacker in 2013.

Roach, primarily a strong-side linebacker for the Chicago Bears over the past five seasons, filled in for injured middle linebacker Brian Urlacher in 2012, starting 14 games.

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Free-agent offensive tackle Jake Long wrapped up his visit with the St. Louis Rams without a deal and has multiple teams interested, including Miami, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Ed Reed left the Houston Texans' facility after a two-day recruiting visit without finalizing a contract, but negotiations are ongoing with the 34-year-old free agent safety.

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With six defensive players signed in the first three days of free agency, the Indianapolis Colts began clearing roster space by releasing safety Tom Zbikowski.

The Kansas City Chiefs signed fifth-year offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz and running back Mike Goodson signed a three-year, $6.9 million contract with the New York Jets.

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Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk has agreed to restructure his three-year contract, according to Pro Football Talk. The Packers also signed restricted free agent linebacker Robert Francois to a one-year deal.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Buccaneers have reached agreement with free agent defensive tackle Roy Miller to a two-year contract, agent Mike McCartney said, according to Pro Football Talk.

The Jaguars also announced they reached an agreement with free agent defensive back Alan Ball while the Houston Texans re-signed offensive tackle Andrew Gardner.

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