Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware has missed the first four days of organized team activities because of his lingering back injury, coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday.
“Same thing. Back is bothering him,” Kubiak said, according to NFL.com. “I don't know how much you’ll see him in OTAs. I hope we get a few in before we call it for summer, but there is no reason to rush him out there.”
Ware missed five games last season while dealing with a back injury he sustained while slipping as he attempted to make a tackle against the Oakland Raiders.
The 33-year-old restructured his contract with the Broncos this off-season, inking a new deal that will mostly be based on incentives for sacks.
Through his 11-year career, Ware has recorded 496 tackles and 134.5 sacks. He has been named a first-team All-Pro four times and won his first Super Bowl with Denver last season.