Demarcus Ware | DE | Denver Broncos
Posted: 3/12/2014 3:28pm et
The Denver Broncos have reached an agreement with unrestricted free-agent DE DeMarcus Ware (Cowboys) on a three-year, $30 million deal that includes $20 million in guaranteed money. Ware will make $13 million this season, which is $250,000 more than he was scheduled to make had the Dallas Cowboys not cut him. He will make $7 million guaranteed for 2015, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Broncos continue to spend in free agency in hopes of winning one more Super Bowl before Peyton Manning retires. They reportedly offered the same sort of contract to Vikings free agent Jared Allen, but Ware was first to grab the offer.
Posted: 3/11/2014 4:34pm et
According to reports, the Dallas Cowboys are releasing DE DeMarcus Ware on Tuesday, March 11.
Huddle Up: Don't look now but the sad-sack Dallas defense -- which gave up the most yards (415.3 per game) and 7th-most points (27 pg) in the league this past season -- just lost its best player after the two sides were unable to come to terms on a restructured deal. Ware, who has averaged 13 sacks per season over his 9-year career, is now free to explore other options, and there is plenty of immediate interest, including feelers from 6 playoff teams.
Posted: 3/4/2014 10:50pm et
The Dallas Cowboys have informed DE DeMarcus Ware that they'd like to keep him around, just not at $16 million.
Huddle Up: The recently restructured deals of Tony Romo and others will help, but the Cowboys still are sitting rather snug against the cap, and paring down Ware's team-high $16 million-plus cap figure would seem to be a necessity, even if the 'Boys -- as reported -- still plan on releasing WR Miles Austin later this offseason.
Posted: 2/25/2014 11:44pm et
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones says that DE DeMarcus Ware is not guaranteed to return to the team for the 2014 season. Ware will have a salary cap charge of $16 million. "There's no question when you are where we are on the cap, even though we've had some new cap space added, and you have a defensive player that's your highest paid defensive player, and he hasn't been on the field much the last two years, that has to be considered," Jones said. "You can't have it all."
Huddle Up: With Ware having at least seen some action in 29 of 32 games the past 2 seasons, Jones is certainly guilty of overstating management's case, but there's no doubt the DE will have to take a decent pay cut to remain in Big D for a 10th straight season.
Posted: 2/20/2014 1:27pm et
The Dallas Cowboys will make a decision on DE DeMarcus Ware, whose salary cap figure is just above $16 million in 2014. 'There's a bunch of options,' vice president Stephen Jones said. 'You can restructure. You can take a pay cut. You can obviously not have the player. And it's not just DeMarcus. There's several players we have to look at.'
Huddle Up: Expect the 'Boys to ask Ware to take a pay cut as the DE will turn 32 in July and is coming off a career-low sacks (6) and games played (13) in 2013.
Posted: 12/10/2013 8:11pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware said he is healthy despite being on pace to finish without double-digit sacks this season. Ware had a meaningless garbage-time sack in the team's Week 14 game Monday, Dec. 9, after a two-game sackless streak. He has dealt with a stinger and a thigh injury this season. "I've been effective, but I have to go back to the fundamentals of practice and honing in on things, keying on things and making myself a better player," he said.
Huddle Up: It's been a rough season for Ware and his IDP owners, but the DE does have a chance to finish with a flourish with the Cowboys' final 3 opponents -- the Packers, Redskins and Eagles -- ranked in the league's bottom third in the percentage of QB sacks allowed.
Posted: 12/2/2013 11:00pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware has only five sacks with four games remaining. The last time he finished with a single-digit sack total was 2005, which was his rookie season.
Huddle Up: A quad injury has made it a rough season season all-around for Ware's IDP owners as the DE only has 1 sack in the 6 games he's played in since Week 3. There's still hope for a late-season flourish, but time is running short.
Posted: 11/12/2013 11:49pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) said he's hoping to play in Week 12 against the New York Giants after tweaking his thigh in Week 10.
Huddle Up: Ware returned after a 3-game absence to record 3 total tackles and a sack against the Saints, and while the decimated Dallas defense desperately needs all hands on deck, the last thing the Cowboys want to do is rush their top defensive player back after a re- aggravation. At least the squad's well-timed bye week is working in Ware's favor.
Posted: 11/7/2013 11:51pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) is expected to play in the team's Week 10 game.
Huddle Up: Facing Drew Brees and the high-powered Saints this week, the Cowboys can definitely use Ware, who has been sidelined since Week 6.
Posted: 11/1/2013 5:15pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is doubtful for Week 9.
Huddle Up: IDP'ers take note as Ware is headed toward a third straight missed game.
Posted: 10/24/2013 6:17pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, Oct. 24, but has improved. He took part in strengthening drills Thursday and will likely be a game-time decision in Week 8.
Huddle Up: It sounds as if Ware's IDP owners will have to check The Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injuries and Weather Report on Sunday morning.
Posted: 10/21/2013 10:49pm et
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team hopes DE DeMarcus Ware (quadriceps) will be able to practice at some point this week and play Week 8. Ware was able to do some running Monday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Ware, who has 4 sacks and 19 tackles, missed his first career game Sunday and what he's able to do in practice this week will go a long way in determining his Week 8 fate.
Posted: 10/14/2013 3:49pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (quadriceps) is not expected to play Week 7 but will not be ruled out of the game until later in the week.
Huddle Up: That Dallas defense gets some bad news about their pass rush this week. Keep this in mind if you own Ware in IDP leagues.
Posted: 10/14/2013 12:48am et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) and DE DeMarcus Ware (quadriceps) have both been downgraded to out for the remainder of the Week 6 game against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Monitor their injury status the rest of the week.
Posted: 8/1/2013 8:13pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware is using a Segway to get around the team's complex in Oxnard, Calif., during training camp in order to save his legs for the season. 'When it's off time, it's off time,' Ware said. 'I'm kicking my feet back up on the Segway and getting to where I need to go and not walking.'
Huddle Up: Ware just hit 31 on the final day of July, and if using a Segway is going to save the NFL's sack leader over the past 5 seasons (77.5) some wear and tear, the Cowboys and his fantasy owners are all for it.
Posted: 7/17/2013 12:19am et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware is ready for the new challenge of playing a different position in 2013. "I think it's another challenge of being effective at a totally different position," Ware said. "They say an outside linebacker is a defensive end just standing up, but it's not the same because you've got different ways the offense wants to sort of attack you. It's a little simpler now. It's more man on man, that brute football. It's not, I'm going to trick the guy and move the guy around to get a matchup. It's my tackle against your defensive end or my linebacker against your running back. We know who's blocking who, and it's up to who wants it most."
Huddle Up: Look for the league's sack leader (77.5) over the past 5 seasons to make a seamless transition and bounce back from an injury-addled, 11.5-sack season.
Posted: 5/22/2013 12:39am et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware and DT Jay Ratliff did not participate in team drills Tuesday, May 21, during the first day of organized team activities (OTAs).
Huddle Up: Ware (elbow) and Ratliff (sports hernia) both are coming off surgeries earlier this offseason and will be brought along slowly.