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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
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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

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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

NFL.com'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

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware said he expects to miss a week or two after aggravating his back injury.

Ware originally suffered the injury Week 5 and missed the next game before healing up during the bye. Ware did not appear to be in much discomfort standing on the sidelines after the injury, but he could take a couple weeks to make sure he is completely healed. Shaq Barrett will play an almost every-down role while Ware is sidelined.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 09:32:00 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware exited Week 9 against the Colts with a back injury.

He has been ruled out for the rest of the game. Ware has been standing on the sideline the entire second half and does not appear to be in much discomfort. Ware missed Week 6 with a back injury, and this is likely a recurrence of the same injury. He could miss more time.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 06:42:00 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) is listed as probable for Week 8.

Denver's defense will have all hands on deck against Aaron Rodgers.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 02:54:00 PM

DeMarcus Ware (back) has resumed practicing.

Ware sat out in Week 6, but it appears he'll be good to go after two weeks of rest. Ware has been getting after the quarterback like he's in his prime this season, tallying 4.5 sacks in five games.
Source: NBC Denver
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 02:35:00 PM

DeMarcus Ware (back) is officially out for Week 6 against the Browns.

He was never expected to play this week and coach Gary Kubiak suggested as much by announcing Shaq Barrett would get the start at outside linebacker. As Denver's bye is in Week 7, Ware will get two full weeks to heal up.
Source: NFL.com
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 02:44:00 PM