Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware suffered an ulnar fracture in his right forearm in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts, per Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post. Ware had a plate inserted in his arm Sept. 20 and had not played since. However, he is ready to return.
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Ware Active vs. Chargers
Sunday, Oct. 30
Aric DiLalla of DenverBroncos.com announced that Ware was available for Week 8.
Latest on Ware's Practice Status
Thursday, Oct. 27
The Broncos announced Ware took part in individual drills in practice for the second consecutive day, and his official designation was limited.
Ware Comments on X-Rays, Timeline for Return
Tuesday, Oct. 18
Aging Ware Still Solid Piece of Broncos Defense
Ware collected one tackle before exiting Week 2's contest.
The pass-rusher missed five games last season because of a back injury, but he still managed to record 7.5 sacks in 11 regular-season games and added two more against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
The team handled the 34-year-old with kid gloves during the preseason because of lingering concerns about his back.
There aren't many weak spots on Denver's defense. The front seven, led by Ware and Von Miller, is its greatest strength. Ben Stockwell of Pro Football Focus graded the unit as the NFL's best before the preseason began, noting Denver's 48.9 pressure percentage on passing-down sub-packages ranked No. 1 in the league last year.
Ware is no longer the consistently disruptive force that he was for the Dallas Cowboys in his prime, but as a pass-rushing specialist for the Broncos, he has fit in nicely.