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Denver Broncos beef up defense, sign DeMarcus Ware to 3-year deal

In a shocking move, the Dallas Cowbows release DeMarcus Ware who then signs with the Denver Broncos.
In a shocking move, the Dallas Cowbows release DeMarcus Ware who then signs with the Denver Broncos.
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DeMarcus Ware has signed with the Denver Broncos and that deal will only make the Broncos defense stronger. On March 12, ESPN reported that the Pro Bowler has agreed to a 3-year, $30 million deal and a $20 million guarantee with the Denver Broncos.

The Pro Bowl pass rusher should have never been let go by the Dallas Cowboys but they needed to clear cap space and as a result, the Broncos have a much better chance at success this year. They have been bulking up the defense and cutting loose ends on their offense in hopes that they can earn a ring this year.

After spending 9 long years playing for the Cowboys, one might think Ware would be upset at getting cut. After all, team loyalty goes a long way. Based on his recent injuries though, Dallas thought it better to let him go than to keep Ware.

Getting cut worked out to Ware's benefit though. Not only does he go to a higher caliber team (Dallas didn't even make the playoffs) but he will also score a larger paycheck. According to sources at ESPN, DeMarcus Ware is set to make $13 million in the upcoming season. That comes out to $250,000 more than he would have made as a Cowboy.

The Denver Broncos have also quickly added T.J. Ward and Aqib Talib to their roster early in free agency. They seem to be taking some pointers from a defense heavy Seattle Seahawks after their heartbreaking Superbowl loss.