Broncos’ DeMarcus Ware (back) ruled out vs. Raiders

DeMarcus Ware was carted off on Sunday with an apparent back injury.
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The Broncos’ dynamic pass-rushing duo might be a little shorthanded going forward.

Veteran linebacker DeMarcus Ware (back) was carted off the field at O.Co Stadium on Sunday, leaving Von Miller and a host of younger players in his stead.

Losing Ware would be devastating for a defense playing at the height of its game. He was an early favorite for Defensive Player of the Year with 4.5 sacks through five weeks.

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