Ware, 33, agreed to a restructured contract with the Broncos Saturday, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
According to Rapoport, the nine-time Pro Bowler received $2 million to sign the deal and has a chance at a full $10 million salary with incentives.
Ware was sidelined for more than five games last season, due to a back injury, but still earned a Pro Bowl pick. The linebacker was originally due $10 million, but will now earn $4 million in base salary.
DeMarcus Ware's restructured contract includes $2M upfront and the ability to make back his entire $10M salary in incentives.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2016
The Dallas Cowboys selected Ware as the No. 11 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. Last season he tallied 7.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Ware has 134.5 career sacks.
Ware and #Broncos finish re-structure, he got 2M to sign ... He and team see his role as third-down rusher. Important player in locker room.— Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) March 12, 2016