DENVER - Free agent defensive end DeMarcus Ware agreed to terms with the Denver Broncos Wednesday morning, during the first full day of free agency.
"I'm really excited," Ware said after signing the deal and being introduced as a Bronco on Wednesday. "It is almost like a rebirth for me."
Ware, 31, will become the bookend pass rusher and mentor to linebacker Von Miller. In his 10th season, Ware has 121 career sacks including 19.5 sacks in 2011.
Ware’s production has dropped off as he only recorded a career-low six sacks last season as he was battling an injury.
"I feel really good. I'm glad I had my elbow surgery. My body is feeling really good," Ware told reporters.
The Broncos have been active since free agency began on Tuesday afternoon. In fact, Ware referenced the free agent signings that preceded him as part of what influenced the final decision.
"I think what really persuaded me… Elway being who he is, but also the moves that he made before I even came here. And saying how important the defense is to him," he said, in reference to the acquisitions of T.J. Ward and Aqib Talib.