The Cowboys announced on Tuesday they released perennial Pro Bowl linebacker/defensive end DeMarcus Ware due to salary cap issues. When Ware hit the market people began to speculate where he could end up.
The Eagles were linked to Ware on a number of occasions. ESPN's Louis Reddick, who used to work in the Eagles front office, said he bets "Philly is working hard to get DeMarcus Ware." Reddick's colleague at ESPN, Adam Caplan, also mentioned he expected the Eagles to have interest in Ware as "he is a perfect fit" for Philadelphia's 3-4 defense. And Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo mentions Philadelphia as a potential landing spot for Ware.
With all of that being said, it looks like the Denver Broncos have the inside edge to grab Ware.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Ware is flying to Denver to meet with the Broncos on Wednesday. An AFC West rival was trying to get Ware to visit their team but was told "you're not going to like where he ends up" according to Schefter.
Not that I was all that gung-ho about signing Ware, I just liked the idea of Ware sacking Tony Romo as a member of the Eagles. It just made me smile.
Ware, who turns 32 in July, missed his first game of his career this season playing in only 13 games and posting a career-low six sacks. Prior to 2013, Ware had posted 11.0 or more sacks in seven straight seasons including a career-high 20.0 in 2008. The Cowboys switched from a 3-4 base scheme to a 4-3 which moved Ware from his comfortable 3-4 outside linebacker position to a 4-3 defensive end spot.
The Broncos, like the Eagles, employ a 3-4 defensive scheme.
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