ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — After stunning the football world Tuesday night with the signing of cornerback Aqib Talib — after nabbing safety T.J. Ward earlier in the day — the Broncos shifted their attention to defensive end/linebacker DeMarcus Ware and reportedly have signed him.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Ware and the Broncos reached agreement on a three-year, $30 million contract with $20 million guaranteed. Schefter said Ware will get $13 million this season.
Ware, who was cut by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday after the sides couldn’t reach agreement on adjusting his contract, arrived at Dove Valley on Wednesday morning to meet with Broncos officials.
The defending AFC champions, whose defense was shredded by the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, were in need of another pass rusher after Elvis Dumervil left the team last year after a fax machine malfunction. Ware will provide needed pressure on the opposite side of Von Miller.
Meanwhile, free agent receiver Eric Decker is in New York today to meet with the Jets. The team will introduce Ward and Talib at separate news conferences at Dove Valley today.