NFL News: Denver Broncos stick with DeMarcus Ware to please Von Miller

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DeMarcus Ware (Photo Courtesy: Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons)

DeMarcus Ware has agreed to remain with the Denver Broncos on a restructured contract. Previously, the Broncos thought of waiving Ware to create some cap space this season but by agreeing to a restructured deal the Denver still save some money for the upcoming 2016 NFL Season.

Without a restructured deal, Ware was scheduled to earn a $3 million bonus by Sunday with his cap hit at $11.6 million, as reported by ESPN.

Adam Schefter, also for ESPN, says that Ware’s value for the Broncos is as a veteran presence and positive influence especially to Von Miller, one of the franchise players for the team.

The 33-year-old Ware will be entering his 12th season in the NFL and third year for the Broncos. The veteran defensive end previously played for the Dallas Cowboys from 2005 to 2013. Ware was the 11th overall pick by the Cowboys in the 2005 NFL Draft.

Ware played in 11 games in the regular season last year registering 7.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble. In the postseason, he played all three games and had 3.5 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.

Ware, who has made the NFL Pro Bowl nine times (2006 to 2012, 2014 and 2015) and to the NFL First Team All Pro four times (2007 to 2009 and 2011), was a key part of the Broncos’ defense that was vital for Denver’s run to the Super Bowl 50.

Photo Courtesy: Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons

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