The Denver Broncos once had a gaping hole at defensive tackle. Now, they’re stacked with potential.
Nine year veteran Ty Warren and the Broncos finally agreed to a restructured contract that will slash his pay from $4 million to an undisclosed amount.
“My job is to always look out for the well being of my family, and the team’s job is to look out for the well being of the team,” Warren said Wednesday after practice. “Unfortunately going through some injuries and things like that, you’ve got to respect the team’s stance on trying to make things work for their side.”
Warren has missed the last two seasons in the NFL, first with a hip injury that launched him to injured reserve when he was with the New England Patriots, and then last season with the Broncos when his right triceps tore during training camp.
“I hate I couldn’t contribute last year, I hate that I couldn’t contribute to the Patriots two years ago, but that’s the past,” Warren calmly said.
The past is the past, and the future is now for a guy who admits to feeling better than ever from a physical standpoint.
“As far as my body feeling good, I probably haven’t felt this good since I was bigger than everybody else in high school and I could go play a game and dominate and walk away without a scratch on me,” Warren said. “It’s been a long time since I felt as good as I feel.”
That bodes well for the Broncos defensive front.
Warren has 374 tackles, 126 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles in 105 career games.