As NFL free agency draws closer, there’s a strong chance that the Denver Broncos may move on from a key piece of their defense.
That man is DeMarcus Ware who, according to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold, could wind up being a salary cap casualty.
Ware, 33, has an $11.67 million cap hit and that may need adjusting if Denver wants to retain star linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller on a long-term deal. Ware is also about to enter the final season of a three-year, $30 million deal he signed with Denver in 2014 following his release from the Dallas Cowboys, with whom he had spent his entire career up until that point.
Adding to Denver’s reasons for possibly parting ways with Ware besides finances is the man’s health. He missed five games with a back injury, but still posted 25 tackles with 7.5 sacks.
Throw in the fact that the Broncos also have fellow linebacker Danny Trevathan and defensive tackle Malik Jackson to consider once free agency hits, and the odds of Ware not returning to the Mile High City grow.
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