ESPN DeMarcus Ware has reached an agreement with the Denver Broncos on a three-year, $30 million contract that includes $20 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The deal, which is pending a physical, will pay Ware $13 million this season — $250,000 more than the star pass rusher was scheduled to make from the Dallas Cowboys, who released him on Tuesday. Ware’s $7 million salary next season also will be guaranteed, according to the source. The deal is contingent upon the 31-year-old Ware passing his physical Wednesday. Three weeks ago, Ware had two bone chips removed from his elbow. But the injury is said to be doing well, with no issues. Once Ware was released by Dallas, at least a dozen teams expressed interest. In a 24-hour span, the Broncos have added Ware, cornerback Aqib Talib and safety T.J. Ward.
The Denver Broncos are stocking up for one (maybe two) final run with Peyton Manning under center by loading up on the defensive side of the ball, and they have signed three excellent players on the defensive side of the ball, with cornerback Aquib Talib, safety T.J. Ward and now pass rusher DeMarcus Ware. If Ware can stay healthy, and linebacker Von Miller can stay healthy and sober, the Denver Broncos should have one of the most ferocious pass rushes in the league with an excellent secondary behind them making plays on rushed throws and batted balls. Although the Broncos are an older team, and health will be a concern, they look to be the early favorites to repeat as AFC Champions in 2014-2015.