DeMarcus Ware slipped to six sacks last year while missing the first three games of his career, developments that combined with his large salary to grease the skids for his exit from the Cowboys after nine years with the club.
Ware quickly signed with the Broncos, but last year’s injuries and the nagging ones that impacted him in 2012 create some reason to worry that Ware may not be able to reach the same levels that he has in the past. Ware has dropped weight as he expects to stand up more this year after spending last year with his hand int he ground as a defensive end, though, and he’s explored alternative medical techniques like cupping to help him get back to where he wants to be.
“I feel better than I did the last two years going into the season,” Ware said, via the Denver Post. “Stronger, faster. I feel flexible.”
The Broncos aggressively overhauled their defense this offseason and they are counting on Ware and Von Miller to put some of bite into a defense that was missing it as last season came to an end. Both players are coming off injuries that required surgery, however, and that’s going to leave their prospects up in the air until we’ve seen them in action this summer.