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DeMarcus Ware, Denver Broncos look like a match

Now that the Denver Broncos have added safety T.J. Ward as a back-end enforcer, John Elway is moving on to phase two of his plan to add difference-making talent and physicality to his defense.

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The Broncos are making a push to sign former Dallas Cowboys pass rusher DeMarcus Ware, NFL Media's Albert Breer reported. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported that the Broncos "emerged as the favorites" Tuesday.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport previously had reported six playoff teams were pursuing Ware.

Elway has proven to be a maestro when it comes to conducting free agency. This could be his latest masterstroke.

Ware had averaged 15.5 sacks per season before injuries dropped his total to six last season. Although he's now on the wrong side of age 30, a Hall of Fame talent of Ware's caliber is deserving of the No. 9 spot on Around The League's freee-agency tracker.

Pairing Ware with Von Miller potentially would give Denver the most dominant pass-rushing tandem in the league.

With Peyton Manning's window slowly closing, Elway is doing his best to keep his organization in Super Bowl contention.

In the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast," the guys study the free agency picture with the help of NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

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