Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware will have surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured right forearm and is expected to miss 4-5 weeks, according to ESPN's Jeff Legwold. Ware's not a big-time IDP prospect at this point, but losing him dings the Denver team D a bit. We'll see how well 2nd-year man Shane Ray can fill in.
Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware expects to play Sunday against the Raiders but in a limited role. “I think you live and learn from the mistakes sometimes that you make of just going out there if you have an injury and trying to be full-blast instead of gradually getting back into the mix of things,” Ware said Thursday, according to Pro Football Talk. “That’s what we’ve done. Now my back is feeling good and now it’s saying we’re not going to put a workload on you, but get better acclimated to playing a little bit of football.” Ware's capable of delivering pass-rush value in limited action, but the role makes him a weak stat bet for IDP owners this weekend, especially against an Oakland offense with the league's 3rd-lowest sack rate.
Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) returned to practice Wednesday for the 1st time since getting hurt in the loss at Indy. The Denver Post reports that he had "little limitations" in the open portion of the workout. Getting Ware back after he missed the past 3 games would certainly help a Broncos D that has not delivered for fantasy owners in recent weeks the way that it did early in the season. We'll keep an eye on his status this week.
The Broncos have ruled OLB DeMarcus Ware out for Sunday's game at Chicago. Ware aggravated a back injury 2 weeks ago at Indy and then missed last Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. Denver has totaled just 3 sacks over the past 2 games after tallying 3+ in each of the previous 6 contests.