Elvis Dumervil’s season is officially sacked.
The Denver Broncos had been holding out hope the league’s top sacker would make a quicker than anticipated recovery from a torn chest muscle and return to action in December.
Dumervil, however, posted a message on his Twitter account Friday night that confirmed an NFL.com report he’ll be going on injured reserve, ending his season.
Dumervil led the league with 17 sacks last season and got hurt during the first week of training camp shortly after signing a big contract extension.
He wrote in all caps: “To all my fans, thanks for the all the support & kind words but this season for me is over due to my injury that occur during training camp.”
The Broncos were expected to file the transaction with the league office today.
Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said rookie quarterbacks Max Hall and John Skelton have made Arizona’s 53-man roster.
The fate of Matt Leinart remained uncertain. Whisenhunt says he met with the former Heisman Trophy winner on Friday and told him the team was not yet prepared to take any action regarding him.
“I just asked Matt to come up and talked to him and just said, ‘We’re not prepared to do anything in this process right now,’ ” Whisenhunt said. “ ‘I don’t want you waiting around all day for some type of resolution.’ ”
Whisenhunt has not named a starting quarterback but all signs point to Derek Anderson, with Arizona reportedly trying to trade Leinart. If no deal is made, the Cardinals could release the former Southern California star.
Original Texan Brown among final cuts
There are no more original Houston Texans.
Kicker Kris Brown, the only player left from the inaugural 2002 season, was cut by coach Gary Kubiak on Friday as NFL teams began paring to the 53-man roster limit for the regular season. Brown was beaten out by Neil Rackers, a free agent signed by Houston in the offseason.
“It was miserable, I don’t know how to put it any differently,” said Kubiak, entering his fifth season as Houston’s coach.
Over in North Texas, the Cowboys made a move by sending receiver Patrick Crayton to San Diego for a late-round draft choice next April.
Crayton was expendable after Dallas drafted Dez Bryant in the first round this year and had asked to be traded.
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $7,500 by the NFL for his roughing-the-passer penalty on Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme. … The Giants have acquired quarterback Sage Rosenfels from the Vikings for an undisclosed draft pick. He will back up Eli Manning. … Indianapolis police say Colts defensive tackle Fili Moala was arrested for driving while intoxicated, public intoxication and speeding. He was stopped at 2:31 a.m. Friday.
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