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DeMarcus Ware and the Denver Broncos have reportedly agreed to a restructured contract.

By SI Wire
March 12, 2016

DeMarcus Ware and the Denver Broncos have agreed to a restructured contract, according to multiple reports.

ESPN’s Jeff Legwold first reported the news. Ware will receive a $2 million signing bonus, with both sides seeing him in a third-down pass-rushing role. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Ware will play for a reduced salary, but be able to make back his original $10 million through contract incentives.

Ware, 33, is a leader in Denver’s locker room and was set to make $7 million next season, with a $3 million bonus set to kick in Sunday, according to The Denver Post. He finished with 7.5 sacks last season despite missing five games with a back issue and helped the Broncos on their run to the Super Bowl, playing an active role in the championship game.

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The Broncos have retained Ware and linebacker Von Miller, but have seen defensive end Malik Jackson and linebacker Danny Trevathan among the key departures from their title-winning defense. With Peyton Manning retired, Brock Osweiler now a member of the Texans and Mark Sanchez acquired via trade, Denver will have a different-looking roster next season.

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