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DeMarcus Ware | Linebacker | #94

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 258
College: Troy
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (11) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Broncos restructured OLB DeMarcus Ware's contract.
Ware was due a $10 million cap hit. His 2016 salary will be reduced to $4 million. Ware started 10-of-11 games when healthy last year, but the Broncos are paying him as a third down pass rusher. Mar 12 - 2:36 PM

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USA Today's Lindsay Jones reports DeMarcus Ware and LT Ryan Clady are expected to remain with the Broncos after restructuring their contracts.

Ware is due $10 million between salary and bonuses. A restructure seems more likely than a straight pay cut, as Ware remained highly effective at age 33 last season.
Mar 8 - 2:05 PM

Broncos GM John Elway will meet with OLB DeMarcus Ware's player rep on Friday.

Elway believes Ware wants to continue playing, but was evasive when asked if Denver will request a pay cut. "I’ll talk to him about it," Elway said. "We’ll see." Ware, who remained effective in 2015, is due $10 million between salary and bonuses. Going on 34, he's coming off a campaign where he missed five games with injury. The Broncos have a number of critical, young free agents, and could clear $10 million in cap space by cutting Ware.
Source: NBC Denver
Feb 25 - 9:24 PM

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold believes there's "a chance" the team could move on from OLB DeMarcus Ware.

That's only if Ware retires or refuses to rework his deal, which includes a $7 million salary and a $3 million roster bonus. The Broncos would prefer to keep Ware, but there's a lot on John Elway's plate with Von Miller, Brock Osweiler, Danny Trevathan, and Malik Jackson all entering free agency. After his dominant postseason, it would be a huge upset if Ware didn't return to Denver.
Feb 21 - 8:51 AM

DeMarcus Ware says he isn't planning to retire.

Ware is going on 34 and missed five games with injury this season, but will keep going. "I got a lot of gas in the tank," Ware said Sunday evening. "I don't think about retiring. God still wants me to play, that's why I'm still doing what I'm doing." Headed into the final year of his contract, Ware is due $7 million, plus a $3 million roster bonus. With a number of key free agents, the Broncos could approach Ware about a restructure. Ware remained highly effective in 2015, notching 7.5 sacks in 11 games. He terrorized Cam Newton in Super Bowl 50, tallying 2.5 more quarterback takedowns.
Feb 8 - 3:12 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's AFC Championship game.

Ware didn't have any setbacks in the Divisional Round, posting three hurries and a sack on 47-of-63 snaps. He'll continue to bookend Von Miller against the Patriots.
Jan 22 - 4:58 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware suffered a sprained MCL Week 17 against the Chargers.

Ware said he is "good now," but sprained MCLs can take several weeks to heal. His status for the Divisional Round cannot be taken for granted. Ware did not practice this week, but coach Gary Kubiak is hopeful he will get in some work Monday.
Source: 9 News
Jan 9 - 12:32 PM

Broncos OLB Demarcus Ware (knee) expects to play in the divisional round.

Ware left Denver's regular season finale with a knee injury but his MRI results were encouraging. He hasn't resumed practicing but there's plenty of time before the Broncos' next game on January 17.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 8 - 3:48 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware exited Week 17 against the Chargers with a knee injury.

The veteran missed five games with a back injury earlier in the season, but the knee injury is a new issue. Ware will now be in a race to get ready for the Divisional Round. A pivotal member of the Broncos' top-rated defense, Ware finished the regular season with 7.5 sacks in just 11 games.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 4 - 9:25 AM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) is expected to return this week against the Raiders.

Ware has been sidelined since aggravating a back injury Week 9 against the Colts, but he got in some limited practices last week and said Wednesday he is "on track to play." Ware's return is coming at the right time for the Broncos. With injury concerns at safety, Denver may have to rely on the pass rush to keep Derek Carr and company at bay.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 09:05:00 AM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) is officially out for Week 13 against the Chargers.

He's been a limited participant at practice this week. Ware will travel with the team to San Diego and work out before the game. Shaq Barrett has been getting most of the snaps at right outside linebacker in his absence. Ware will try to return for Week 14 against Oakland.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 02:51:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware will not play Week 13 against the Chargers.

According to Pro Football Talk, Ware's absence could extend past the Chargers' game. Ware's initial timetable after aggravating his back injury was 4-6 weeks, which could put him out until Week 16. With the Broncos' playoff future basically locked up, they will likely let Ware get back to 100 percent healthy before he returns.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 02:35:00 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) will not play in Week 12.

Ware has appeared in just two games since Week 5. In place of Ware, Shaq Barrett has been outperforming first-round pick Shane Ray in a rotation.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 01:32:00 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) is out for Week 11 against the Bears.

Ware hasn't practiced since aggravating a back injury in Week 9. As far as we know, his 2-to-4 week recovery timetable is still intact. Shaquil Barrett will draw another start at right outside linebacker.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 03:43:00 PM's Ian Rapoport reports Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware could be sidelined 2-4 weeks after aggravating his back injury in Sunday's loss.

Coach Gary Kubiak has said Ware is day to day. Rapsheet has had a few misses with injury information this season, but is generally reliable. At the very least, we'd expect Ware to miss Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 03:30:00 PM

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