Demarcus Ware | DE | Denver Broncos
Posted: 8/8/2014 3:58pm et
Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware blew up the first play from scrimmage against the Seattle Seahawks in the team's first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7, and he also sacked QB Russell Wilson two plays later.
Huddle Up: The 32-year-old Ware is coming off his worst season as a pro, but don't write off the vet just yet as a Rocky Mountain revival could be in the offing lining up opposite Von Miller.
Posted: 7/28/2014 8:59pm et
Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware did not practice Monday, July 28, with a lower right leg bruise. Head coach John Fox said Ware will be fine.
Huddle Up: This doesn't sound like much of anything, but any ailment will be magnified for the soon-to-be 32-year-old who is coming off career lows in sacks (6) and games played (13) last season in Dallas.
Posted: 6/1/2014 2:08pm et
The Denver Broncos are looking for leaders on defense, with DE DeMarcus Ware a possibility to take on that role. 'I think the main thing is you sit back in the catbird seat and you just lead by example. Eventually, the guys, they know exactly that you mean business,' Ware said. 'Then eventually you're able to be a little bit more vocal and gradually you move up.'
Huddle Up: With Champ Bailey and Wesley Woodyward now playing elsewhere, there is definitely a need for veteran leadership on the Mile High D, and the soon-to-be 32-year-old Ware will be counted on to step forward. Rebounding from his first single-digit season sack total (6) in 8 seasons would also pay dividends in Denver.
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.