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DeMarcus Ware | Defensive Lineman

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 258
College: Troy
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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. Nov 29 - 2:35 PM

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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.
Nov 26 - 1:32 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.
Nov 19 - 3:43 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.
Nov 9 - 3:30 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.
Nov 8 - 9:32 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.
Nov 8 - 6:42 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.
Oct 30 - 2:54 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
Oct 26 - 2:35 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.
Oct 16 - 2:44 PM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak admitted DeMarcus Ware (back strain) will likely miss Week 6 against the Browns.

He also said Shaq Barrett will draw the start at outside linebacker rather than rookie Shane Ray. Look for Ware to return after Denver's bye week.
Oct 15 - 3:31 PM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said he is not ready to rule out OLB DeMarcus Ware (back strain) for Week 6.

Ware's back strain was expected to sideline him for two weeks, but Kubiak liked what he saw on Wednesday. "Obviously he didn’t practice, we kept him inside, and we’re going to do right by him," Kubiak said. "But I can tell you (Wednesday) he’s doing pretty darn good. So we’ll see." With a bye following the game against Cleveland, it makes sense for the Broncos to sit Ware, but Kubiak sounds like he has other ideas. Ware is at best questionable.
Source: ESPN
Oct 15 - 1:19 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware's back strain is expected to sideline him for two weeks.

Although losing Ware is a blow, Denver's defense is deep enough to withstand his short-term absence after investing a first-round pick into Shane Ray, who has tallied a sack in back-to-back games. Ware figures to miss Week 6 against the Browns, then return against Green Bay following the Broncos' Week 7 bye.
Oct 12 - 3:43 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware's back injury is not believed to be serious.

Per PFT, one source described Ware's injury as a "strain," while another called it "spasms." It sounds like a day-to-day ordeal, but could still threaten Ware's availability for Week 6 against the Browns. After a slow 2014 season under Jack Del Rio and John Fox, Ware has been lights out in Wade Phillips' more aggressive defense, piling up 4 1/2 sacks through five games.
Oct 11 - 7:53 PM

Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware exited Week 5 against the Raiders with a back injury.

He was carted to the locker room after making it to the sideline. Ware is being called questionable to return. Rookie Shane Ray is in line for more snaps.
Oct 11 - 5:28 PM

DeMarcus Ware is listed as probable for Week 12 after being added to the Broncos' injury report with an illness.

Ware was a full participant in practice all week, but must have come down with a bug overnight. He is still expected to play. Ware is averaging a sack a game this season.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 11:40:00 AM

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