Posted by AlCheez on 3/17/2013 9:02:00 AM (view original):
They didn't get anything reversed with TO - they filed a grievance, but SF rescinded their trade and sent him to the Eagles where he wanted to go, but he should have been a free agent and never was. That was actually part of his eventually blow up in Philly, because since he wasn't actually a free agent and had no leverage based on how it played out the Eagles signed him to a contract extension that was very, very team friendly. And in TO's case, there was actually a legitimate dispute about the deadline. This was just a pure eff up.
And I'm sorry, but while the agent may have made the ultimate error, if Dumervil was really the "ultimate team player" he could have agreed to a deal sometime before the last day. Agents still work for players, not the other way around.
Right and wrong. I just read up on it more.
Apparently the 49ers traded TO to Baltimore after he signed a FA deal with the Eagles. He was still the 49ers property, but the PA stepped in and helped negotiate a three-team deal with the 49ers, Ravens and Eagles to get TO to Philly.
So you're right, not entirely the same situation, but the PA still facilitated a different outcome to the situation.