DeMarcus Ware was released by the Dallas Cowboys before the start of NFL free agency, saving the squad over $7 million and giving another team the chance to pick up the legendary pass rusher.

Cowboys Release DeMarcus Ware

Ware, 31, stood to make $16 million with the Cowboys for the 2014 season and had a base salary of $12.25 million. The Dallas franchise was interested in keeping Ware if he’d agree to a restructuring of his contract, reported Yahoo! Sports. He wasn’t interested, so the team opted to release him late Tuesday afternoon.

Last season was likely Ware’s least impressive to date. The seven-time Pro Bowler had just six sacks and missed three games. Adding to Ware’s decreased value is his recent surgery in February to repair nerve damage to his right elbow. Despite signs he’s past his heyday, a few teams could certainly benefit from picking him up.

Broncos Keen To Pick Up Ware

Though New England and Green Bay could likely use a veteran like Ware, it looks like the Denver Broncos will be the team to scoop him up, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. In Denver, Ware would play opposite Von Miller.

– Chelsea Regan

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