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DeMarcus Ware

31-Year-Old Defensive End – Denver Broncos

2013 Defensive Stats

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40

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2013 Defensive Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Cowboys are abandoning the 3-4 in favor of Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 alignment, and the resulting position switch makes the IDP values of Ware and fellow linebacker-turned-end Anthony Spencer skyrocket. ...

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2013 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Elbow      FRI PRACTICE:   DNP
HT: 6' 4"   WT: 251   DOB: 7/31/1982
College: Troy  Show ContractHide Contract

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DeMarcus Ware Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Broncos in March of 2014.

March 12, 2014  –  DeMarcus Ware News

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Ware (elbow) has agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with the Broncos, ESPN.com reports.

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DeMarcus Ware NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 24 16 - 84 - 14 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 25 16 - 84 - 20 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 26 16 - 57 - 11 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 27 Dal 16 66 56 10 15.5 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
2011 28 Dal 16 58 48 10 19.5 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2012 29 Dal 16 56 33 23 11.5 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
2013 30 Dal 13 40 28 12 6 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

DeMarcus Ware – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End
  1. DeMarcus Ware
  2. Quanterus Smith
Denver Broncos

Snap Count Stats

579

Defensive Snaps in 2013

DeMarcus Ware was on the field for 579 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

28

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

DeMarcus Ware was on the field for 28 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 869 0
2013 579 28

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DeMarcus Ware 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Bal
2 @NYG 52 5 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Oak
4 Phi 54 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Dal 57 5 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Jax 16 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Ind
8 Was
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @SD 51 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 KC
12 @NE 52 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @KC
14 Ten
15 SD
16 @Hou 58 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Oak 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Playoffs SD
Playoffs NE
Playoffs Sea

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for DeMarcus Ware
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 4"
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Weight:   251 lbs
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Denver Broncos Team Injury Report
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DeMarcus Ware: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ware (elbow) has been released by the Cowboys, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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The 31-year-old Ware is coming off a season in which he recorded 40 tackles and a career-low six sacks in 13 games for the Cowboys, but it was his reluctance to restructure his deal that led to his release, which saves the Cowboys $7.4 million against the team's 2014 salary cap. Ware is recovering from a recent surgery to repair nerve damage in his elbow, but he expects to return to form in 2014 now that he's had that issue addressed.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said that addressing Ware's contract is something "that has to be considered," the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Ware, who has dealt with right elbow issues over the last two seasons, underwent surgery Tuesday to address the problem, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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With the surgery deemed a success, Ware is not expected to miss any time during the Cowboys' upcoming offseason program. The defensive end is coming off a 2013 season in which he recorded a career-low six sacks in 13 games, as he dealt with back, quadriceps and elbow issues. Slated to earn $12.25 million this season, Ware remains a candidate for a contract restructuring as the offseason progresses.
Ware, who is slated to undergo surgery on his right elbow on Feb. 18, expects to be able to take part in most of the Cowboys' offseason program, ESPN.com reports.

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Ware, who has been dealing with elbow issues over the past two seasons, recorded a career-low six sacks in 2013, while missing the first three games of his NFL career due to a quad strain. Assuming no injury setbacks once his elbow is healed up, the 31-year-old Ware is a bounce-back a candidate in IDP formats in the wake of a campaign in which the DE endured various aches and pains.
Ware is scheduled to have surgery next week to repair a nerve issue in his right elbow, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Ware recently had his elbow re-examined, and it was confirmed that offseason surgery would be a necessity to help get him back to full strength for the beginning of the 2014 season. The 31-year-old battled several ailments over the course of the season, which eventually resulted in a career-low six total sacks. Ware should fall down draft boards in leagues using IDPs due to his recent decline in productivity, but if he can get healthy, he may be in line for a bounce back season.
Ware will have his right elbow examined later this month, at which point a surgery date may be scheduled, The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Ware's elbow was among the many ailments that hampered the defensive end throughout last season. After the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoff picture, Ware said he anticipated to have a scope done on his elbow to clean up bone fragments. Considering Ware carried the same injury into last offseason and opted the non-surgical route, it may be wise to expect him to finally go under the knife this offseason. Doing so could possibly to prevent further complications, which contributed toward Ware tallying a career-low six sacks in just 13 games played this year, his first incomplete season as a professional.

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2013

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2012

With 99.5 sacks in just seven years, it goes without saying that Ware’s value gets a big boost in leagues that disproportionately value sack production. Even in leagues that don’t Ware’s consistently elite sack numbers keep him more relevant than other 3-4 outside linebackers, and back-to-back 84-tackle seasons in 2007 and 2008 give some hope for respectable tackle totals, too. Ware totaled 58 tackles (47 solo) and 19.5 sacks last year despite playing through a stinger, back spasms and a rib injury. You won’t find a more reliable pass rusher among 3-4 linebackers.

2011

It says a lot about a player when 123 tackles (101 solo), 26.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles are considered down numbers over a two-year span. But there was a day when Ware totaled 168 tackles (129 solo), 34 sacks and 10 forced fumbles over the same time, so it’s easy to see why the expectations are so high. Perhaps new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan can get Ware back on the warpath, but his recent production still isn’t anything to complain about.

2010

One of the league’s premiere pass-rushers, Ware racked up 11 sacks and 57 tackles in 2009 while playing through a litany of injuries (stress fracture in his foot, fractured wrist, strained neck, sore back) that would put most of us in the hospital. He should be back at full strength for the 2010 season — much to the chagrin of NFL quarterbacks. The last time Ware was healthy for a full season, he racked up 20 sacks and 84 tackles — even getting close to those numbers would make him an IDP star.

2009

Ware finished the 2008 season just two-and-a-half Brett Favre lay-downs from tying Michael Strahan’s single-season sack record of 22.5 and has increased his sack output every year he’s been in the league, going from eight to 11.5 to 14 to 20 last year. The reason he doesn’t rate higher among IDP linebackers is tackles – 84 is a nice number for a defensive lineman, but a pedestrian total for a ‘backer. He’s often used like a defensive end, taking advantage of his excellent speed out of a two-point stance in pass-rushing situations. Move Ware up significantly if your league requires a defensive lineman, and Ware is listed as such.

2008

Ware led all linebackers with 14 sacks in 2007. He also added four forced fumbles to his 84 tackles. One of the NFL's foremost sack threats, Ware increased his total from eight sacks as a rookie to 11.5 in 2006 to 14 last season. He also increased his tackles by 13 each season, though 84 is still low for a linebacker. That can be explained by the fact that head coach Wade Phillips employs a 3-4 format that often utilizes Ware as a pass-rushing linebacker. In many ways, Ware plays like a defensive end. He has great speed, although he is undersized at 251 pounds. Don't ignore Ware too long because he's a monster in the sack category and especially useful for a flex IDP position.

2007

Ware led the Cowboys with 11.5 sacks and added 71 tackles, an INT, five defended passes and a TD in his second NFL season. Look for him to take his game to another level in Wade Phillips' version of the 3-4 defense, and for Ware to become a true IDP stud.

2006

Had eight sacks and 58 tackles as a rookie, but has the talent, tools and drive to increase that sack total by 50% or more. A future IDP stud.

2005

11th overall pick could be a very disruptive force in opposition backfields from a weakside LB/DE position in the 3-4 defense. Don't be surprised if he's among the NFL's sack leaders at season's end.