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Ty Warren not on board with Broncos’ request to cut his pay

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The Broncos and Ty Warren are not seeing eye to eye on the team’s attempt to cut the veteran defensive lineman’s salary.

Warren is scheduled to make $4 million this year, in the second half of the two-year, $8 million contract he signed with the team last season. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos approached Warren about taking a pay cut to something in the range of $1 million or $1.5 million, and that Warren balked.

Realistically, it’s hard to see Warren getting much more than $1.5 million if he were to hit the open market. Although he was once an All-Pro, he’s now 31 years old and hasn’t played since the end of the 2009 season: He missed all of 2010 with a hip injury and all of 2011 with a triceps injury. A player on the wrong side of 30 who’s coming off two straight missed seasons isn’t going to make a lot of money.

But if Warren wants to find out what he can make on the open market he’s well within his rights to tell the Broncos to pay him his salary or release him. If he does take that hard line, the Broncos will surely release him.

Early this offseason the Broncos convinced another veteran defensive lineman, Kevin Vickerson, to agree to cut his pay from $2.25 million to $1.2 million. That’s the only reason Vickerson stayed in Denver, and if Warren won’t take a pay cut of his own, he’ll be gone by the start of training camp.

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18 Responses to “Ty Warren not on board with Broncos’ request to cut his pay”
  1. tallguyme says: May 13, 2012 1:46 PM

    come back to the Pats. for veteran minimum.

  2. ken0west says: May 13, 2012 2:01 PM

    “A player on the wrong side of 30 who’s coming off two straight missed seasons isn’t going to make a lot of money.”

    But only 1 missed season will get you a deal for 8 million over 2 years. Makes sense.

  3. mullman7675 says: May 13, 2012 2:02 PM

    Looks like he will get 1.5 to play for the broncos or less to play with someone else. He has no leverage, all the teams know this.

  4. spellingcops says: May 13, 2012 2:02 PM

    Show some gratitude Warren. You got paid to do nothing last year.

  5. robatopia says: May 13, 2012 2:09 PM

    Now the Broncos players will get to know the joy of having Peyton Manning and his contract as teammates!

  6. maximusprime107 says: May 13, 2012 2:13 PM

    And this is why John Elway is an idiot for not resigning Bunkley

  7. kameleono says: May 13, 2012 2:13 PM

    Maybe the Cowboys can sign him for depth and cut Coleman??

  8. august1969 says: May 13, 2012 2:53 PM

    that would be hilarious if he went back to the Pats and regained his form

  9. kylecleric says: May 13, 2012 4:17 PM

    Pats and Chiefs would be happy to get him. There would be enough competition that there’d be plenty of incentives written into the contract. He doesn’t owe the Broncos anything.

  10. thraiderskin says: May 13, 2012 4:42 PM

    Yeah, you’re right, you got paid 4 million to sit on IR, but taking a cut this year is asking way to much… Cut him!

  11. paulnoga says: May 13, 2012 4:52 PM

    Maybe after the death of Seau and the concussion problems, he feels that to risk anymore has to be worth the money. “Pay me or I will retire”, is the only sensible way to go anymore.
    To risk your life on the “league minimum” is not worth it anymore.

  12. frostymugobeer says: May 13, 2012 6:13 PM

    ^^^^yeah….because Military,Firefighters,Cops and a host of other men and women who actually put thier lives on the line daily should all require 4 mil a year?
    playing football is still a pretty safe gig…for $100,000 a game

  13. pftcensorssuck says: May 13, 2012 6:18 PM

    Gets paid in full for two seasons in which he contributed ZIP, and he doesn’t want a haircut, huh?

    I suppose he wants to miss out a third year, with a raise????

  14. baddorange says: May 13, 2012 7:00 PM

    Cut the ingrate then

  15. chilomane says: May 13, 2012 7:01 PM

    Go back to the pats. For the minimum we don’t want you.

  16. backindasaddle says: May 13, 2012 7:37 PM

    The Pats cut Ty Warren for a reason. He showed BB that he wasn’t really committed to football the way he should be. He had one really good year with the Pats and he was an absolute beast that one year. I think it was his second or third year. After that, it was just disappointment after disappointment. Me thinks Mr. Warren is just going through the motions and doing just enough so he can collect the big fat checks.

  17. scalfor3 says: May 14, 2012 2:13 PM

    the pats cut him because he was starting to get old, and couldnt stay healthy. it was a business decision. i doubt if his work ethic was ever an issue; he only had one great year but was consistently very good, year in and year out.

  18. backindasaddle says: May 15, 2012 9:53 PM

    scalfor3 says:
    May 14, 2012 2:13 PM
    the pats cut him because he was starting to get old, and couldnt stay healthy. it was a business decision. i doubt if his work ethic was ever an issue; he only had one great year but was consistently very good, year in and year out.
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    He “couldn’t stay healthy” because he wouldn’t stay in shape. Then he blew off a conditioning camp to get his college degree. It was reported by beat reporters at that time that BB was miffed because it showed he wasn’t committed to the team or his paid profession of football. The thought was that Warren could go back to school and get his degree AFTER he retired from football like most of the other players wishing to get their degrees do. BB cut him because by that time it had become clear he wasn’t committed to his paid profession. Warren was/is not so old. If I remember correctly he was only 30 when the Pats cut him. That is not the issue. Desire/dedication/commitment was and is the issue with Ty Warren. BTW….. what’s his track record since arriving in Denver? Case closed.

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