ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) DeMarcus Ware said the Denver Broncos are being ''precautious'' with him by holding him out of practice with a lingering bad back.
Ware didn't take any snaps during the offseason program and began training camp Thursday on the non-football injury list even though he said his back is much better than it was in the playoffs, when he had a dozen quarterback hits and 3 1/2 sacks.
''To be honest with you, I was probably around 70 percent,'' Ware said after Thursday night's walkthrough.
''I was around 70 percent in the playoffs. Now, knowing everything is right and having some time off in the preseason to get everything stronger and a lot more stable, I'll be at 94 percent when all said and done.''
That was a nod to his No. 94.
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