The busiest phone in America resides in Denver, Colorado, on the desk of John Elway, Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager for the Denver Broncos.
Even as the Broncos on Tuesday re-signed Andre Caldwell, added safety T.J. Ward, and worked to arrange a visit with Jared Allen, they have emerged as the favorites to land new free agent DeMarcus Ware, according to ESPN. John Elway is trying to re-form the pass rush tag team Denver enjoyed with Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller in 2011 and 2012.
Filed to ESPN: Denver has emerged as the favorite to land former Dallas DE DeMarcus Ware, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2014
Ware will soon visit Denver, the NFL Network's Albert Breer reports, and it's the only visit he has committed to thus far.
Ware would be an upgrade to defensive ends Shaun Phillips and Robert Ayers, who the Broncos are letting test free agency. The news comes after one AFC West front office member reached out to Ware and was told he's "not going to like where he ends up," according to ESPN.
Ware, a seven-time All Pro, totaled 117 sacks in nine seasons with the Cowboys, earning Pro Bowl honors every year from 2006 to 2012. His 2013 season was a bit of a disappointment, as he missed the first three games with a quadriceps strain and finished with a career-low six sacks. The Cowboys cut Ware to save room on the cap (he was owed $16 million); the Broncos will try to land Ware for much less than that.