Ware announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday.
Ware hangs up his cleats as the league's eighth all-time leader in sacks (138.5). The 34-year-old spent his final three seasons in Denver, where he won last year's Super Bowl, but he'll be most remembered for the wildly successful start to his career in Dallas. The 11th overall pick out of Troy in 2005, Ware registered at least 11 sacks in seven of his nine seasons with the Cowboys, including a whopping 20 in 2008, when he was named NFC Defensive Player of the Year. Overall, Ware was selected to nine Pro Bowls across his 12-year career, which is likely to be capped off by him being inducted into the Hall of Fame before long.
Ware (back) said he plans to return for the 2017 season and hopes to remains with the Broncos, The Denver Post reports.
Ware played just 10 games this season due to forearm and back injuries, resulting in career lows in tackles (15) and sacks (4.0), and he's slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. At 34 years old, Ware is looking forward to his 13th NFL season, which he wants to take place in Denver. According to Ware, new Broncos coach Vance Joseph has given him promising indications regarding his future with the team, but it still remains to be seen whether general manager John Elway will re-sign him knowing that Denver already boasts Von Miller, Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett at outside linebacker. Although Ware is also coming off surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his back, the fact that he expects to be cleared for all activities in two weeks bodes well for him being ready ahead of the 2017 campaign.
Ware (back) will undergo surgery Friday on a ruptured disc in his back, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
Ware was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, officially ruling him out for Sunday's season finale against the Raiders. Look for more updates to come after his surgery. Ware, 34, finishes his 12th season with career lows in tackles and sacks, which may put his future with the team into question this offseason.
Ware (back) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post reports.
Ware injured his back in Saturday's game against the Chiefs. The specifics of the injury are unclear but it was enough to keep him out of Week 17, and with the Broncos eliminated from the playoffs they had no reason to keep him on the roster if he couldn't play this week. He ends his 12th season with 15 tackles, including 4.0 sacks, in 10 games played, all career lows.
Head coach Gary Kubiak indicated Monday that he expects Ware to see a bigger workload following the team's Week 11 bye, Lindsay Jones of USA Today Sports reports.
Kubiak is hopeful that Ware can be on the field for roughly 50 plays per game following the bye week. The veteran returned to action in Week 8 after missing the previous five games with a forearm injury. They team has exercised caution with the 34-year-old thus far as he has worked his way back into the swing of things.
Ware (forearm) is active for Week 8's game against the Chargers, Mike Klis of NBC 9News reports.
Ware has been out since Week 2 with a fractured bone in his right forearm, but will finally return to action against the Chargers. His presence should trigger an immediate improvement in the Broncos' pass rush, as he had two sacks on the year prior to getting hurt.
Ware (forearm) is questionable to play Sunday against the Chargers.
Ware hasn't played since Week 2. However, he participated in each practice this week and appears to have a chance to suit up.
Ware (forearm) returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since fracturing his forearm in mid-September, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports.
Ware hasn't yet been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Chargers, which could be his first game action since Week 2. If he's able to play, the Broncos could limit his reps, leaving Shane Ray with an opportunity for an expanded role at weakside linebacker.
Ware (forearm) is expected to return to the practice field this week, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports.
Ware will attempt to get on the field for the first time since fracturing his forearm against the Colts in Week 2. The veteran linebacker's status for Week 8 is still in question, hinging on his participation in practice this week.
Ware (forearm) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Texans.
Ware was not expected to be able to return this week, so the designation comes as no surprise. The veteran has been held out since suffering a fracture in his right forearm Week 2, and will look to return Week 8 against the Chargers, though he will need to be able to participate in practice before doing so. Look for Shane Ray to get the start in Ware's place.
Ware (forearm) did not practice Friday.
When asked whether he thought Ware might be on the field Saturday, coach Gary Kubiak noted "we'll see." At this stage, Ware is looking pretty iffy for Monday night's game against the Texans.
Ware (forearm) was held out of Thursday practice, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.
This announcement comes as no surprise as it was previously announced that Ware was unlikely to play in Week 7 due to the forearm injury that has sidelined him the past four weeks. Shane Ray will continue to see extra reps while Ware is out.
Ware (forearm) is unlikely to play this week, but X-rays reveal he is making progress towards a return, Troy Renck of Denver 7 reports.
Seems like the veteran linebacker will miss at least another week of action as he continues to nurse his forearm. The team wants to make sure Ware is completely healed before they get him back on the field, as they don't want to risk the chance of the injury resurfacing later this season. Expect Shane Ray to start again this Monday against the Texans.
Ware (forearm) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Chargers, Mike Klis of 9News reports.
Ware was never really expected to make a return to the field this week, so his designation as out for Thursday comes as little surprise. He'll spend another week off for additional rest and recovery, with his next opportunity to return coming Oct. 24 against the Texans. Shane Ray is expected to remain a starter with Ware still on the sidelines.
Ware (forearm) did not participate in Monday's practice and instead had an important medical appointment to assess his broken forearm, James Palmer of NFL.com reports.
Ware isn't likely to play in Thursday's tilt with the Chargers but could be ready in time for Week 7's meeting with the Texans on Monday night. Look for more details about the appointment and his status to emerge later in the week. Expect Shane Ray to continue to start Thursday in Ware's absence.
Ware (right forearm) has officially been ruled out for Week 5.
Ware isn't expected to play for another two-to-three weeks as he works his way back from forearm surgery. Shane Ray will start at weakside linebacker in the meantime.
Ware (forearm) did not participate in Thursday's practice, Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com reports.
Ware hasn't played since fracturing his ulna in Week 2 and he remains in the midst of what was originally a 4-to-5 week recovery timetable. It would be very surprising at this point if he played in the Broncos Week 5 tilt against the Falcons.
Ware (forearm) is inactive for Sunday's Week 4 tilt versus the Bucs, the team's official site reports.
The All-Pro will take a seat for the second of what is expect to be a four-to-five week absence. Ware's pass rush will be missed once again, but Shane Ray will have a chance to contribute alongside Von Miller with respect to getting after Jameis Winston.
Ware (forearm) has been ruled out for Week 4.
Ware was given a 4-to-5 week timetable for return after undergoing surgery on his forearm less than two weeks ago, making the announcement that he won't play on Sunday unsurprising. Look for Shane Ray to see added time in Ware's absence once again.
Ware (forearm) is ruled out for Sunday's game, Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post reports.
Ware's forearm surgery will likely keep him sidelined for a few more weeks as he preps for a Week 7 return to action. Shane Ray could be the guy the Broncos lean on during Ware's absence.