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Broncos & OLB DeMarcus Ware Reach Agreement On Restructured Deal

Jeff Legwold of ESPN (via Adam Schefter) is reporting that the Broncos have agreed to a restructured deal with OLB DeMarcus Ware that will keep him in Denver for the 2016 season.

  • According to Legwold, Ware agreed to lower his salary as part of the new agreement, but received $2 million to sign.
  • Troy Renck points out that Ware was due a $3 million roster bonus on Sunday, but the team wanted to him to return due to his on and off-the-field contributions.
  • Ian Rapoport adds that Ware can earn his $10 million by reaching incentives included in the new agreement.

Recent reports mentioned that the Broncos were continuing to work on restructured deals for Ware and LT Ryan Clady and were hopeful to get something done in the near future.

Ware, 33, has one year remaining on his three-year, $30 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and was set to make a base salary of $7 million for the 2016 season.

In 2015, Ware appeared in 11 games and recorded 25 tackles, 7.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and a recovery. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense out of 53 qualifying players.