DeMarcus Ware led the NFL with 20 sacks last season. He was trying to become the first player to have 20 or more sacks in back-to-back seasons since sacks became an official statistic in 1982. But he came up 9 short of that.
Ware also lost his sack title. He had 11 sacks to finish tied for seventh. Broncos outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil led the league with 17.
"It did [hurt to give it up]," Ware said. "But the thing is he’s a really good player, and it’s really deserving for him."
Ware still is expected to make the All-Pro team.
-- Charean Williams