Recapping Wednesday’s biggest moves

Wednesday brought another flurry of activity, headlined by Denver's signing of DeMarcus Ware.

The details on Ware's contract are out, and it's essentially a two-year deal for $23M, with $16.5M fully guaranteed.

He'll make a guaranteed $13M in 2014, and half of his $7M salary in 2015 is fully guaranteed.

His biggest cap number ($11.7M) comes in 2015, and cutting him before the 2016 season would leave just $1.7M in dead money.

Until the numbers on Talib's deal are out, Ware now holds the second largest cap figure on the team this season ($9.7M).


Ware and Talib (videos) met with the press earlier in the day, after having flown into town together.

FWIW, Talib says he hasn't had a hip problem since he was with the Bucs, even though New England listed him as having been hampered one for much of 2013.

As Denver's new corner tells it, a quad injury is what caused him to miss three games last season.

For good measure, Talib disputed Bill Belichick's take on the rib injury he suffered in the AFC title game, saying he watched the play "1,000 times" and is sure that Wes Welker didn't hurt him intentionally.


T.J. Ward (video) was also introduced on Wednesday, and he spoke about helping to add more attitude and toughness to Denver's defense.

John Elway made the celebratory rounds, speaking with KOA about his shopping spree and updating the health statuses of the Broncos' injured defenders. According to Elway, Rahim Moore is "almost 100% now," and he expects Derek Wolfe to be fine as well.

Von Miller and Chris Harris are apparently doing well as they rehab from ACL surgeries.


A couple of Denver castoffs caught on elsewhere: Joe Mays is headed to Kansas City, so Montee Ball will be given the opportunity to add to Joe's missed tackle tallies twice yearly.

Meanwhile, J.D. Walton signed with the Giants.


As expected, Tampa Bay released Darrelle Revis, and later in the day, they added former Bears QB Josh McCown.

And now that he's seen life under Greg Schiano, Revis apparently realizes he had it pretty good under Rex Ryan, and is discussing a possible return to the Jets.

Of course, New England is interested, as they reportedly had been prior to Revis having been cut, and as they need to be now that they lost Talib.


Cleveland cut a pair of quarterbacks: 2012 first-rounder Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell. Remember, if Denver hadn't landed Peyton Manning, they might have drafted Weeden to compete with Tim Tebow. Yikes.

Other notable signings: Detroit added former Seattle wideout and return man Golden Tate; Baltimore WR Jacoby Jones and New Orleans RB Pierre Thomas are staying put.

Elsewhere, Carolina is expected to release WR Steve Smith, New England dumped DT Isaac Sopoaga, and Darren Sproles is asking New Orleans to do the same and let him choose his next destination.

Seattle cut DE Chris Clemons, who is expected to reunite with Gus Bradley in Jacksonville.

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