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DeMarcus Ware | Linebacker | #94

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 258
College: Troy
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (11) / DAL
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Retired OLB/DE DeMarcus Ware said his decision to hang up his cleats is final.
The soon-to-be 35-year-old announced his retirement last month, but some thought it was a soft retirement, allowing Ware to skip the offseason and camp before coming back for real games. Ware says that's not the case. "Once I make a decision, that’s it," he said. Ware had offers from the Rams, Broncos, and Cowboys. Fri, Apr 7, 2017 08:36:00 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Appearing on PFT Live, Vic Lombardi of Altitude Sports Network suggested DeMarcus Ware's decision to walk away could end up being a "soft retirement."

The implication being he will take the summer off before seeing what is available in training camp or even deeper into the season. Considering Ware met with the Rams before deciding to retire, the thought makes quite a bit of sense. That said, Ware has been plagued by back issues the last couple years and may not want to go through the grind of getting ready for another season. Even going on 35, Ware would be a great signing for a contender if he decides to keep playing.
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 10:37:00 AM

ESPN's Field Yates reports ex-Cowboys and Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware met with the Rams over the weekend before deciding to retire.

Unsurprisingly, the Rams couldn't sell Ware and his balky 34-year-old back on their comprehensive rebuild. Ware remained effective on limited snaps last season. Teams will undoubtedly call when training camp rolls around.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Ex-Cowboys and Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware has announced his retirement after 12 seasons.

"After a lot of thought and prayer, I've decided to accept the unknown and retire from my NFL career," Ware said in a poignant statement. Going on 35, Ware has remained an effective pass rusher, but been plagued by back issues. He is probably smart to quit while he's ahead. The No. 11 pick of the 2005 draft out of small-school Troy, Ware rolled up 138.5 career sacks, 117 of which came with the Cowboys. He's eighth all time on the quarterback takedown list. The four-time first-team All-Pro will be Canton-bound.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 03:54:00 PM

Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports free agent OLB DeMarcus Ware will test the open market.

Ware met with Broncos GM John Elway and coach Vance Joseph on Tuesday, fueling speculation that he might be close to re-signing. Instead he'll explore the market while the Broncos keep tabs on him. Ware previously showed interest in returning to Dallas, where he spent nine seasons before joining Denver in 2014.
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 07:03:00 PM

NFL Network's Jane Slater reports free agent DeMarcus Ware met with Broncos GM John Elway and head coach Vance Joseph on Tuesday.

Re-signing with Denver has long been Ware's preference, though he hasn't closed the door on returning to his old stomping grounds in Dallas. The Broncos brought in a new coaching staff this offseason but Joseph said he sees Ware as "part of the equation." Ware sat out six games due to back issues last season.
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 06:40:00 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, impending free agent OLB DeMarcus Ware is "leaving the door open" for a return to Dallas.

Ware spent nine years in Dallas before joining the Broncos in 2014. The 34-year-old is coming off an injury-plagued 2016 campaign but expects to be fully recovered from back surgery in a couple of weeks. The Cowboys lacked an elite pass rusher this year and Ware would certainly provide a boost in that area. Returning to the Broncos is also a possibility for Ware, who was recently told by coach Vance Joseph that he's part of the team's "equation" on defense.
Sun, Feb 5, 2017 10:38:00 AM

Impending free agent OLB DeMarcus Ware hopes to re-sign with the Broncos.

Ware was told by new coach Vance Joseph that he's "part of the equation." The 34-year-old also said he expects to be fully recovered from his back surgery in about two weeks. "Hopefully I come back there, and I want to, but it’s also about the man who writes the checks and that’s (GM John) Elway," said Ware. "But I’m ready, I’m passionate and I want to lead that defense." Ware is still a force when healthy but has missed 11 games over his last two seasons.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 03:23:00 PM

Free agent OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) said he will play in 2017.

Ware released a statement after he underwent back surgery on Friday. "There’s still fire in my heart to do work," Ware said. "And if you don’t know the kind of work I’m referring to, you’ll see this ’17 season." Ware recorded just four sacks in 10 games while dealing with back issues this season and will be 35 in July. Still, he should find interest on the open market.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 08:22:00 AM

NBC Denver reports DeMarcus Ware's back surgery will be a "scope," and is not career-ending.

Ware has a "ruptured disc," but apparently doesn't need a major operation. Reporter Mike Klis says the surgery isn't career-ending "by itself." The implication being, Ware will consider retirement after 12 seasons in the NFL. Injuries have cost Ware 11 games over the past two years. He turns 35 in July.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 02:55:00 PM

DeMarcus Ware will undergo surgery to repair a "ruptured disc" in his back on Friday.

Ware has been dealing with back issues for a while now, but this will be his first back operation. Ware has previously undergone elbow, foot and shoulder procedures. Going on 35, Ware heads into the offseason having appeared in 21-of-32 games over the past two seasons. It's unclear how long he might be sidelined. Ware could consider retirement.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 02:35:00 PM

Broncos placed OLB DeMarcus Ware on injured reserve with a back injury, ending his season.

Ware, 34, has long battled back issues. Unsigned for 2017, this could be it for the four-time All-Pro. Ware appeared in just 10 games this season, finishing with four sacks. With 138.5 career sacks, he's eighth on the all-time list, one behind Jason Taylor, three behind Michael Strahan, and five behind Julius Peppers. The Broncos will likely move forward with Shane Ray opposite Von Miller.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 03:20:00 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (arm) is active for Week 8 against the Chargers.

It's his first game action since Week 2. The Broncos' Week 8 inactives are TE AJ Derby, LB Brandon Marshall, CB Aqib Talib, WR Cody Latimer, QB Austin Davis, OG Connor McGovern, and T/G Billy Turner.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 02:27:00 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (arm) is expected to resume practicing this week.

Sidelined since Week 2, Ware is targeting a Week 9 return.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 05:12:00 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (arm) has been ruled out for Week 7.

Ware worked out this week, but wasn't cleared to practice. He's targeting a Week 9 return.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 02:12:00 PM

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