Ty Warren accepts pay cut from Broncos

Ty Warren has ended his unofficial holdout and joined the team for today's OTAs. Denver had sought to cut the veteran defensive tackle's salary from a contracted $4M down to $1M-1.5M according to earlier reports.

The former Texas A&M Aggie and first-round pick of the Patriots spent eight seasons with New England before signing a two-year, $8M free-agent deal with the Broncos last August. But a torn triceps muscle suffered during training camp caused him to miss the season; a hip injury had cost Warren his 2010 season.

Kevin Vickerson ($1.2M) already agreed to a significant pay cut last month; the two join Justin Bannan ($1M) to form a trio of quality veterans who will altogether be paid less than Warren's original salary. Youngsters Mitch Unrein and 2011 practice-squadder Sealver Siliga are returning players, with first-year players Ben Garland and Derek Wolfe rounding out the position.

However, new coordinator Jack Del Rio has suggested that Wolfe, the team's first 2012 pick, may serve as a DE on first downs before sliding inside for th eteam's nickel package.

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