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Gary Kubiak hasn’t spoken to DeMarcus Ware about next season

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The Broncos are expected to use their franchise tag to ensure that outside linebacker Von Miller remains with the team whether they can agree on a long-term deal or not, but the outlook for Miller’s partner on the other side in 2016 isn’t so clear.

There have been reports from Denver that DeMarcus Ware could be asked to take a pay cut if he’s going to remain with the team. Ware is set to make $10 million in salary and a roster bonus and has a cap charge of just under $11.7 million, most of which the Broncos would get back for other purposes if they were to part ways with the veteran pass rusher.

On Wednesday, coach Gary Kubiak indicated that conversations about how things will play out with Ware have yet to happen.

“Obviously you know I think the world of him and what he did for our football team,” Kubiak said, via the Denver Post. “John [Elway] will visit with all those players. For me right now, I am trying to give all those guys a break and let them enjoy what took place.”

Shaquil Barrett and Shane Ray give the Broncos a pair of in-house options to put across from Miller in the event they do wind up moving on from Ware this offseason. While he battled injuries over the course of the year, Ware’s 7.5 sacks in the regular season and strong play in the postseason should ensure he’s not out of work long if he is out in Denver.

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13 Responses to “Gary Kubiak hasn’t spoken to DeMarcus Ware about next season”
  1. floratiotime says: Feb 25, 2016 9:05 AM

    Because next year is in the future … and he doesn’t have one.

  2. bullogne says: Feb 25, 2016 9:10 AM

    What this article doesn’t tell you is D. Ware is in South Africa on vacation. Difficult to start a dialogue when one is on the other side of the world.

  3. joker65 says: Feb 25, 2016 9:46 AM

    “Obviously you know I think the world of him and what he did for our football team”

    Past tense used. He will be cut.

  4. a072455 says: Feb 25, 2016 10:05 AM

    Just tell Ware to take a pay cut on paper and have the rest deferred to later years. Elway knows how it’s done…

  5. pats are better than your team says: Feb 25, 2016 10:17 AM

    Translation: we’re still working on ways to circumvent the cap, once we get those wrinkles ironed out he’ll be back.

  6. tjg342011 says: Feb 25, 2016 10:33 AM

    Joker 65 you must not be very Familiar with Gary Kubiak he says that about everybody. “We think the world of him” says that bout all his players. Ppl you can’t believe anything that got published this time of year there’s no football, FA hasn’t started yet the draft hasn’t either and combined is just getting started. Leaves sports writers and Journalist with nothing but BS to write about. DATS ALL FOLKS!

  7. deadline665 says: Feb 25, 2016 10:57 AM

    He’ll be back in Dallas next year.

  8. whenwilliteverend says: Feb 25, 2016 11:07 AM

    pats are better than your team says:
    Feb 25, 2016 10:17 AM

    Translation: we’re still working on ways to circumvent the cap, once we get those wrinkles ironed out he’ll be back.

    And Belichick is busy trying to find more ways to cheat.

  9. whenwilliteverend says: Feb 25, 2016 11:08 AM

    pats are better than your team says:
    Feb 25, 2016 10:17 AM

    Translation: we’re still working on ways to circumvent the cap, once we get those wrinkles ironed out he’ll be back.

    They are also busy trying to figure out which mass murderer they are going to bring onto their team if it means it will help them cheat…I mean, win.

  10. whenwilliteverend says: Feb 25, 2016 11:10 AM

    They just drafted Shane Ray last year. I’d be surprised if they didn’t let Ware walk unless he’s willing to rework his contract. That’s an awfully big number for a guy with that much mileage. They will need that money to sign Osweiler, Miller, Jackson, Marshall, etc.

  11. davekva72 says: Feb 25, 2016 12:33 PM

    D-Ware has been in South Africa with Demaryius Thomas for the last week. Unless somebody from the Broncos is down there disguised as a lion or a giraffe, I’m pretty sure Ware has not had time to talk football.

  12. metalup666 says: Feb 25, 2016 1:41 PM

    He will be back with the Broncos next year and take the pay cut. He likes Wade Phillips’ defensive scheme. He liked it in Dallas and was happy to be back in it in Denver.

  13. fanofpft says: Feb 25, 2016 2:29 PM

    There is news that the Fins want to franchise tag Olivier Vernon then trade him. Maybe Ware is the trade target.

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