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DeMarcus Ware

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Outside Linebacker Age: 37 Exp: 12 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2005 College: Troy Agent(s): SportsTrust Advisors

Broncos – The Athletic

Player Status: Inactive
  • Current Contract

    DeMarcus Ware signed a 3 year, $30,000,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $20,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000. In , Ware will earn a base salary of , a signing bonus of , a roster bonus of , a signing bonus of , a restructure bonus of , a workout bonus of and a incentive bonus of , while carrying a cap hit of and a dead cap value of .

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Total Guarantees $20,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $16,500,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2014 Contract details by year 32 $3,000,000 $1,666,666 $5,000,000 - $9,666,666 $16,500,000 $13,000,000($13,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2014 Dead Cap: $16,500,000 2014 Cap Savings: $-6,833,334 Pre-6/1 Trade 2014 Dead Cap: $16,500,000 2014 Cap Savings: $-6,833,334 Post-6/1 Release 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Dead Cap: $16,500,000 2014 Cap Savings: $9,666,666 Post-6/1 Trade 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Dead Cap: $16,500,000 2014 Cap Savings: $9,666,666
    2015 Contract details by year 33 $7,000,000 $1,666,666 - - $8,666,666 $10,333,334 $7,000,000($20,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2015 Dead Cap: $10,333,334 2015 Cap Savings: $-1,666,668 Pre-6/1 Trade 2015 Dead Cap: $10,333,334 2015 Cap Savings: $-1,666,668 Post-6/1 Release 2015 Dead Cap: $8,666,666 2016 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2015 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2015 Dead Cap: $8,666,666 2016 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2015 Cap Savings: $0
    2016 Contract details by year 34 $4,000,000 $1,666,668 $343,750 $2,000,000 $8,010,418 $5,666,668 $6,343,750($26,343,750)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $5,666,668 2016 Cap Savings: $2,343,750 Pre-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2016 Cap Savings: $6,343,750 Post-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $5,666,668 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Cap Savings: $2,343,750 Post-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2016 Cap Savings: $6,343,750
    2017 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $16.5 initially guaranteed (2014 base + 2014 bonus + signing bonus + $3.5M of 2015 base)
    • Additional $3.5M of 2015 base guarantees on the 5th league day of 2015.
    • 2014 Roster Bonus: $5M
    • 2016 base salary reduced from $7M to $6.5M
    • 2016 Sack Incentives:
      $1.25 million for eight sacks
      $2.5 million for nine
      $3 million for 11
      $3.5 million for 13. 
    • 2016 Per Game Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000 11 LTBE)

    Previous Contracts

    2009-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $78,000,000
    Signing Bonus $20,000,000
    Average Salary $11,142,857
    Total Guarantees $25,591,176
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
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    2005-2008Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $13,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,600,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2009 / UFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $230,000 - $1,450,000 - - - - $1,680,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $350,000 - - - - $7,160,000 - $7,510,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $730,000 - - - - - - $730,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $725,000 - - - - - - $725,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $6,005,000 $20,000,000 - - - - - $26,005,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $7,800,000 - - - - - - $7,800,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $685,000 - - $500,000 $6,515,000 - - $7,700,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $825,000 - - $500,000 $3,675,000 - - $5,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $840,000 - - $500,000 $5,160,000 - - $6,500,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - - $13,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - - - - - $7,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - $343,750 - $2,000,000 - - $6,343,750
    12 seasons $32,190,000 $25,000,000 $6,793,750 $1,500,000 $17,350,000 $7,160,000 - $89,993,750
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    9 seasons Player Cash Earnings $18,190,000 $20,000,000 $1,450,000 $1,500,000 $15,350,000 $7,160,000 - $63,650,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,343,750 - $2,000,000 - - $26,343,750
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/25/2015, $17,363

      Roughing the Passer against Alex Smith (KC)


    • Player contract details by year 12/20/2012, $15,750

      for roughing Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger


    • TOTAL: $33,113

  • Transactions

    Mar 12 2016Reduced his 2016 compensation from $10M to $6.5M, clearing $3.5M in cap space with Denver (DEN)
    Sep 25 2015Fined $17,363 Roughing the Passer against Alex Smith (KC)
    Mar 12 2014Signed a 3 year $30 million contract with Denver (DEN)
    Mar 11 2014Released by Dallas (DAL)
    Feb 27 2013Restructured 2013 base salary from $5.5 million to $500,000 with Dallas (DAL)
    Sep 4 2012Restructured 2012 salary with Dallas (DAL)
    Oct 27 2009Signed a 7 year $79 million contract with Dallas
    Jul 30 2005Signed a 5 year $3.04 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Apr 23 2005Drafted by Dallas (DAL): Round 1 (#11 overall)
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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2016 DEN 10 10 8 318 0.279 4 15 9 6
    2015 DEN 11 11 10 403 0.371 7.5 25 17 8 1
    2014 DEN 16 16 15 738 0.689 10.5 40 34 6 1 1
    2013 DAL 13 13 13 629 0.552 6 40 28 12 1
    2012 DAL 16 16 16 869 0.845 11.5 56 33 23 5
    2011 DAL 16 16 16 19.5 58 48 10 2
    2010 DAL 16 16 16 15.5 66 56 10 2
    2009 DAL 16 16 15 11 57 45 12 5
    2008 DAL 16 16 16 20 84 69 15 6
    2007 DAL 16 16 16 14 84 60 24 4
    2006 DAL 16 16 16 11.5 73 59 14 5 1
    Totals 162 162 157 2,957 - 131 598 458 140 31 3