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Horse Tracks: Broncos' pass-rushers OK sans DeMarcus Ware for now

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Denver's defense can overcome the loss of D-Ware.

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The Broncos defense is expected to be without DeMarcus Ware (back) for the next two weeks, but that doesn't seem to be too big of a problem.

The loss of Ware hurts, but with great depth, Denver should be fine.

Another plus: the injury is not expected to keep Ware out for a long period of time.

Get healthy, D-Ware.

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