DeMarcus Ware LB DEN 2 months ago

Ware agreed to a base salary reduction of his contract on Saturday, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ware will go from a $7 million salary and a $3 million roster bonus due Sunday to a $2 million base with the chance to make up to $10 million through incentives, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The 33-year-old is expected to be used as a situational pass rusher next season, which didn't provide enough value to justify the largest cap hit on the defense.

DeMarcus Ware LB DEN 2 months ago

Ware totaled 25 tackes, 7.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 2015. He followed up with 10 tackles and 3.5 sacks in the playoffs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Back issues hampered Ware during two stretches in the regular season, limiting him to 11 games. He showed in the playoffs, however, that he can still be a top-level edge rusher when healthy. Ware's 2016 cap number of $11.7 million has the potential of being Denver's second largest behind Demaryius Thomas, making him a possible candidate for restructuring. No matter how much he makes in 2016, Ware will likely be used more situationally, keeping him fresh in key moments and allowing young studs such as Shaq Barrett and Shane Ray opportunities to grow.

DeMarcus Ware LB DEN 3 months ago

Ware collected five tackles and two sacks in Sunday's Super Bowl 50 victory over Carolina.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ware ended any hopes of a big play to end Carolina's first half by nailing Cam Newton for a sack. Nearly an entire half later, Carolina was down two scores and in hurry-up mode. On 2nd and 10 Newton spun out, avoided Malik Jackson and found himself smothered by Ware for a 14-yard loss. Ware waited 11 years to make his first big playoff push and didn't disappoint. When Denver drafted Shane Ray in the first round and watched Shaq Barrett impress while Ware's back hampered him during the season, the veteran looked like a potential cap casualty. With 5.5 sacks in his final five games, however, Ware has changed the conversation.

DeMarcus Ware LB DEN 4 months ago

Ware (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Steelers, the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ware, who left the Broncos' regular-season finale against the Chargers with a knee injury, benefited from the team's first-round bye and his presence will remain an asset to a Denver pass rush that will take aim Sunday at Pittsburgh's banged-up signal-caller, Ben Roethlisberger.

DeMarcus Ware LB DEN 4 months ago

Ware (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's playoff game versus the Steelers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ware was a full participant in Friday's practice, which bodes well for him overcoming a knee issue to play Sunday against Pittsburgh.

DeMarcus Ware LB DEN 4 months ago

Ware (knee) returned to practice Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ware sat out last week to mend the knee injury he suffered in Denver's regular season finale. In returning to the practice field to start this week, Ware appears in line to play in Sunday's playoff game versus the Steelers.

DeMarcus Ware LB DEN 5 months ago

Ware (back) is active Sunday against the Raiders.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After missing four games, Ware will be back in action at weak-side linebacker. His presence will be a boost to the Broncos defense, as he recorded sacks in six of the seven games he played before being sidelined with his back injury.

DeMarcus Ware LB DEN 5 months ago

Ware (back) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ware was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday, but it appears as if the Broncos are expecting to have the veteran defensive end back on the field when they take on the Raiders. Ware had missed the previous four games due to a back injury.

DeMarcus Ware LB DEN 5 months ago

Ware (back) did practice Thursday, Andrew Mason of denverbroncos.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While it's unclear how much Ware was able to participate in Thursday's practice, the veteran defensive end appears to be on track to play against the Raiders on Sunday. More information regarding the 33-year-old's game-time status will likely arrive following the release of Friday's injury report, so IDP owners should check back in then.

DeMarcus Ware LB DEN 5 months ago

Ware took part in practice Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ware, who has been sidelined with back pain since early November, appears to be on track to play against the Raiders on Sunday. Barring any setbacks in practice throughout the week, the Broncos will likely have their veteran linebacker back in game action.