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    NFL notes: Dumervil fires agent after paperwork mix-up

    Elvis Dumervil was cut after paperwork outlining his pay cut was late to arrive.
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    Elvis Dumervil was cut after paperwork outlining his pay cut was late to arrive.

    Elvis Dumervil has parted ways with his agent after a paperwork mix-up forced the Denver Broncos to waive him instead of signing him to an $8 million contract.

    Dumervil and the Broncos had come to an agreement Friday for the defensive lineman to take a $4 million pay cut. But Dumervil’s agent, Marty Magid, didn’t fax the signed contract to the Broncos in time to meet Friday’s 1:59 p.m. deadline, and the Broncos cut Dumervil so they wouldn’t be on the hook for the $12 million they owed him in the original contract.

    Magid told USA Today that Dumervil contacted him Saturday to say he wanted to move in another direction. ‘‘It’s terrible, but he said he knows what happened and why it happened,’’ Magid said.

    49ers sign Dahl


    The 49ers signed safety Craig Dahl to a three-year contract, finding an apparent replacement after Dashon Goldson got a five-year deal from Tampa Bay last week.

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    The 27-year-old Dahl spent the last four seasons with the Rams and had 78 tackles and an interception in 2012.

    He’s confident he knows the NFC West well enough to fit right in as a regular for the two-time defending division champions.

    ‘‘Not the enemy anymore,’’ Dahl said on a conference call. ‘‘It’s a program I’m really familiar with.’’

    San Francisco’s front office hosted a handful of defensive backs, including veteran free agent Charles Woodson and Louis Delmas, who wound up in Detroit.


    Dahl said the 49ers were honest with him about the other players they considered but also told him they had a specific idea of the player who would ‘‘fit the mold’’ to play in Vic Fangio’s defense and play a key role on special teams.

    Giants ink Connor

    The Giants announced they had signed former Cowboys linebacker Dan Connor, while a person familiar with the situation said that the team also reached an agreement with tight end Brandon Myers, who had his best season with the Raiders in 2012.

    The agreement with Myers fills the Giants’ biggest need since Martellus Bennett had signed with the Bears as a free agent. Myers caught 79 passes for 806 yards and four touchdowns last season, including a team-record 14 receptions against Cleveland in December.

    Connor can play both inside and outside but prefers the inside, so his signing means that New York probably won’t bring back middle linebacker Chase Blackburn, who is a free agent.

    Folk returns to Jets

    The Jets re-signed kicker Nick Folk, who opted to stay with the team after being an unrestricted free agent. Folk has been with the Jets for three seasons after signing as a free agent in 2010. He was 21 of 27 on field goal attempts last season, and 134 for 172 for his career. He spent his first three seasons with Dallas . . . Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, the subject of trade rumors, earned a $1 million roster bonus. According to a clause in his contract, the bonus kicked in on Saturday since Revis remained on the roster at the end of the business day . . . Late Friday night, former Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears agreed to a two-year contract with the Ravens.