NFL news roundup: Elvis Dumervil, Tony Gonzalez, tuck rule and more

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Free agency isn't the frenzy it was over the first two days of the new league year, but there's still plenty to talk about. Here's what you may have missed.

After a few days of free agency, things have begun to calm down, as the NFL isn't quite the frenzy it was on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, there is still plenty happening as teams continue to sign free agents, make trades or release big-name players.

Here's what you may have missed on Friday.

Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil was released after a fax snafu in which the team received a fax with his signature at 2:07 p.m. The fax was due back at 2 p.m. Dumervil had agreed to a salary decrease to stay with the team, but when the Broncos didn't receive his contract by the deadline, they had to release him. Had they not released Dumervil, the Broncos would have owed him a guaranteed $12 million.

One of the league's most unpopular rules amongst fans, the tuck rule, could be changing. If the new rule is accepted, anytime a quarterback loses the ball while trying to move it back to his body after a pump fake, it would result in a fumble.

Offensive tackle Willie Colon signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets on Friday, just two days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Colon isn't the healthiest offensive lineman in the league and has spent a fair amount of time injured. The Jets could use the help on the offensive line, though.

The Detroit Lions were able to re-sign safety Louis Delmas on Friday. Delmas struggled with injuries throughout the first four years of his career in Detroit, but when he was healthy he was one of the top safeties in the NFC. Delmas' new deal with the Lions is for two years.

Former Patriots running back Danny Woodhead has left Foxborough for the opposite side of the country, as he has signed a two-year deal with the San Diego Chargers. Woodhead is one of the most versatile backs in the NFL and the Chargers could likely use his skill set to improve their offense, which struggled at times in 2012.

The Indianapolis Colts released veteran safety Tom Zbikowski on Friday, which should save them close to $800,000 in 2013 and $2.025 million the following season. Zbikowski only spent one season in Indy and is now looking for a new home again.

Future hall of fame tight end Tony Gonzalez is officially a Falcon again as he signed a two-year deal worth $14 million, according to reports. Gonzalez, despite his age, was one of the most productive tight ends in the league in 2012 and makes the Falcons offense much better than they would be without him.

The Patriots agreed to a four-year deal in principle with cornerback Kyle Arrington to keep him in the New England Uniform for a while longer. The team is still reportedly going to aggressively pursue re-signing Aqib Talib.

Former Jets tight end Dustin Keller has taken the AFC East train down south to sign a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins are bringing in talented receivers to help in second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill's progression.

The Arizona Cardinals have released quarterback Kevin Kolb after trading away a second-round pick as well as Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to the Eagles. Kolb was signed to a six-year, $63 million contract, but struggled to live up to the high-dollar amount and struggled to stay on the field. When he was asked to take a pay cut, Kolb refused, forcing the Cardinals hand.

Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk restructured his contract on Friday, which will help the team retain players like Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews and B.J. Raji. The pay cut is reportedly not a big one and is specifically designed to restructure the final three years of the five-year, $33.75 million deal he signed in 2011.

Make sure you follow @SBNFootball on Twitter for all the latest free agency news and rumors.

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