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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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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. Oct 22 - 2:12 PM

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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
Oct 20 - 7:00 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
Oct 18 - 7:12 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.
Sep 28 - 5:43 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.
Sep 18 - 8:32 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.
Sep 18 - 6:17 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.
Aug 23 - 2:22 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (back, NFI) will return to practice this week.

Ware has been battling back issues since February. His return to practice puts him on track for Week 1. Ware was effective when healthy last season, logging 7.5 sacks in 11 games while starting opposite Super Bowl MVP Von Miller.
Aug 21 - 1:02 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (back, NFI) has yet to resume practicing, but could be cleared in 4-5 days.

Ware basically hasn't gotten in any reps since the Super Bowl, but the Broncos still expect him to be ready for Week 1. Ware has hinted his back probably won't be going away as an issue. 16 games could be a stretch during his age-34 campaign.
Aug 16 - 1:19 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (NFI, back) is expected to be medically cleared on Friday.

Coach Gary Kubiak cautioned Ware would not be thrust back into practice even once he is cleared, and it is possible he sticks on the active/NFI list for a couple days. An 11-year veteran with a troublesome back, there is no reason for the Broncos to rush Ware back. His reps should be limited throughout camp.
Jul 28 - 10:13 AM

Broncos placed OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) on the active/NFI list.

Ware's back has been acting up for a while, and he didn't practice at all during the spring. The soon-to-be 34-year-old is considered day-to-day. The Broncos are going to manage his snaps this season, giving more to sophomore Shane Ray.
Jul 27 - 3:15 PM

Broncos GM John Elway admitted the team has "concern" with OLB DeMarcus Ware's troublesome back.

Ware has not been able to participate in OTAs. "Yeah, there's always a concern with that," said Elway. "Especially with the back, because you never really know. ... We're going to manage him and we knew that coming into this year, to take care of him. Yeah, there's a little bit of concern there." Ware turns 34 years old next month. His training camp status is to be determined.
Jun 1 - 10:03 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) is not practicing at OTAs.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Ware may sit out all of OTAs while he rehabs a troublesome back which limited him to 11 games last season. Going on 34, the Broncos will likely limit Ware's practice reps all season to keep the injury in check.
May 31 - 3:14 PM

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

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

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