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LB Dumervil’s former agent disciplined by NFLPA
WASHINGTON – The former agent of linebacker Elvis Dumervil wasdisciplined by the NFLPA for actions that led to the linebacker’s release from the Denver Broncos last March.
The NFLPA Committee on Agent Regulation and Discipline imposed a six-month suspension of Marty Magid’s certification as an NFLPA contract adviser and levied a $25,000 fine.
The committee determined that the “negligence of Magid” contributed to the events that led to the Dumervil’s release from Denver.
Dumervil became a free agent after Magid was late in delivering the paperwork by fax accepting a reduction in salary. The Broncos had no choice but to release Dumervil, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens.
Dumervil fired Magid after the fax issue.
Magid has the right to appeal the disciplinary measures before an arbitrator.
Harvin hopes to get back soon for Seattle
RENTON, Wash. – Percy Harvin was back on the practice field for the Seattle Seahawks yesterday.
When he finally gets into a game is still unknown.
Harvin was limited in his return to practice for the Seahawks. It was his first work with the team since undergoing hip surgery in early August. Harvin said a bone in his hip was impacting his labrum and causing pain. He said it was a “cut and dry” decision to have the surgery, but difficult to accept joining a new team.
Harvin said he wants to get back into a game as soon as he can, but wants to be smart and not return too soon. Harvin has not played in a regular-season game since Week 9 of last season when he was with Minnesota and suffered an ankle injury against the Seahawks.
Former Browns QB Garcia calls team for tryout
CLEVELAND – Here’s a new wrinkle in the Browns’ curious quarterback conundrum: Former NFL starter Jeff Garcia called and offered his services.
Garcia, who started 10 games for Cleveland in 2004, told 92.3 The Fan yesterday that he contacted the Browns and asked for a tryout. The 43-year-old Garcia hasn’t started an NFL game in five years. But he informed the Browns he would love a chance to make their team.
Garcia said the Browns declined his offer.
The Browns have had quarterback issues all season. Starter Brandon Weeden got hurt and was replaced by Brian Hoyer, who won two games before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Weeden returned to the starting lineup but has struggled the past two games.
Coach Rob Chudzinski said Monday he’s considering a change at QB.
Lions cut Scheffler, sign Richardson
ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The Detroit Lions released tight end Tony Scheffler, who missed the last two games with concussion-related problems.
The Lions signed tackle Barry Richardson in a corresponding move. Richardson played last season with the St. Louis Rams, starting all 16 games.
In four seasons with Detroit, Scheffler played in 50 games, catching 120 passes for 1,311 yards and eight touchdowns.
Richardson arrives after Detroit’s offensive line was banged up in a 27-24 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. Starting offensive tackles Riley Reiff and Corey Hilliard went down with hamstring and knee injuries, respectively. Reiff was able to return to the game.
A text message was sent to Scheffler seeking comment.
Mets’ Harvey has elbow surgery, will miss 2014
NEW YORK – Mets right-hander Matt Harvey had elbow-reconstruction surgery, and he will miss the entire 2014 season.
Dr. James Andrews performed the operation that repaired a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in Harvey’s right elbow yesterday. Recovery from Tommy John surgery typically takes about a year.
The 24-year-old Harvey learned of the injury in August. The National League’s starter in the All-Star game at Citi Field initially said he could strengthen the muscles around the ligament and avoid surgery.
Harvey went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 178-plus innings this year.
Source: Dodgers land Cuban prospect Guerrero
LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers agreed to a $28 million, four-year contract with Cuban prospect Alexander Guerrero, according to a person familiar with the deal.
The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made yesterday.
The deal calls for a $10 million signing bonus payable upon approval of the contract by Major League Baseball. Guerrero would earn $4 million in both 2014 and 2015, and $5 million in both 2016 and 2017. There is $1 million per year in performance bonuses, based on 500-600 plate appearances.
The 26-year-old infielder defected from Cuba earlier this year and moved to Haiti. He has been training in the Dominican Republic, where scouts for the Dodgers saw him during workouts.
Oilers F Hall to miss four weeks due to knee injury
MONTREAL – Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall is expected to miss four weeks after injuring his left knee in a game on Saturday.
General Manager Craig MacTavish confirmed the injury timeline yesterday morning through a post on the team’s Twitter feed.
Hall, the first overall pick in the 2010 draft, has three goals and five assists in nine games this season. He was hurt on an innocent-looking play in Edmonton’s 3-1 win at Ottawa.
MacTavish also said that forward Ryan Smyth is expected to be out for a week with a groin injury. The Oilers have recalled forwards Ben Eager and Tyler Pitlick from the minors.