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DeMarcus Ware to Broncos, Bucs Release Revis

Updated: 03/12/2014 3:17 PM
Created: 03/12/2014 1:55 PM KSTP.com

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Denver Broncos have agreed to a three-year deal with pass rusher DeMarcus Ware.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal has yet to be announced and is pending a physical.

Ware was let go Tuesday by Dallas in a salary-cap move. He had a franchise-record 117 sacks for the Cowboys since being drafted in the first round in 2005. He had a career-low six sacks last season and missed games for the first time in his career because of a thigh injury.

The 31-year-old Ware will play opposite of Von Miller.

The Broncos have been focusing on defense so far in free agency, signing defensive backs T.J. Ward and Aqib Talib on Tuesday.

Meanwhile the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released cornerback Darrelle Revis, the five-time Pro Bowl cornerback they were unable to trade.

The move Wednesday saved the Bucs a $1.5 million bonus that Revis would have been due if he remained on the roster; his salary is $16 million a year. It also freed salary cap space the team intends to use to continue an overhaul of the roster under new coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht.

Revis was obtained in a pre-draft trade from the Jets last spring, a deal that cost the Bucs a first-round pick in 2013, as well as a fourth-rounder this year.

If Revis had remained on Tampa Bay's roster at 4 p.m. Wednesday, he would have been due a $1.5 million bonus and the 2014 pick for the Jets would have become a third-rounder.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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