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DeMarcus Ware | Linebacker | #94

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 258
College: Troy
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (11) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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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. Feb 5 - 10:38 AM

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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
Feb 3 - 3:23 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.
Jan 1 - 8:22 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

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said he expects OLB DeMarcus Ware (arm) to resume practicing this week.

The Broncos have two more days of practice this week in preparation for Monday night's game against Houston. Kubiak said the results of a recent scan on Ware's arm were "excellent." Ware has been targeting Week 9 against Oakland for his return all along. That's still the most likely scenario, though there's still an outside chance we could see him back next week against the Chargers.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 07:00:00 PM

NBC Denver expects Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (broken arm) to return in Week 9.

"It’s where it should be after four weeks,’’ Ware said of his recovery. "I’ll know more after this week but bones take six weeks and you don’t want to go out there and re-break it and be out for the season." Ware went down in Week 2. The Broncos' pass rush has remained elite in Ware's absence, but he'll be a nice reinforcement whenever he finally returns.
Source: NBC Denver
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 07:12:00 PM

DeMarcus Ware (elbow) said his goal is to be "healthy down the stretch."

Ware is about two weeks removed from elbow surgery. He was supposed to miss 4-5 weeks but Ware said he plans to be "patient" with his injury, which suggests he could miss more time. Ware is obviously an important contributor but the Broncos have looked fine without him. They'll give the veteran as much time as he needs.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 05:43:00 PM

DeMarcus Ware suffered an ulnar fracture Sunday in the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Colts and is expected to miss 4-5 weeks.

In other words, he's dealing with a broken forearm. He'll undergo surgery on Tuesday. It's a blow to Denver's pass rush but the Broncos are still in good hands with Von Miller wreaking havoc on the outside and Shane Ray coming on.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 08:32:00 PM

DeMarcus Ware left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Colts with an elbow injury and will not return.

He got hurt on one of the first plays of the second half. Ware recorded a tackle and half a sack before exiting. With Ware sidelined, maybe Andrew Luck will finally have time to throw after spending most of the first half running for his life.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 06:17:00 PM

DeMarcus Ware (back) has resumed practicing.

Ware's practice reps will be scarce this season, but he's on track for Week 1. The Broncos will probably try to keep Ware in the 500-snap range for his age-34 campaign.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 02:22:00 PM

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