Re: Texans' Cap space......and the rest of the League
I still can't believe that Denver took on Talib and Ware.
As I've posted before, injury-riddled Talib has never played a 16 game season..........he has missed 25 games in 3 years.
Ware was slowed by several injuries during the 2012 season. He wore a brace on his elbow and a harness to protect his shoulder, and he admited the injuries prevented him from performing the way he is accustomed. He had only 1.5 sacks the last six games to finish with 11.5. The most significant injuries were the injuries to his right arm culminated when he hyperextended his right elbow which resulted in a dislocation in a December game against the Bengals and later injured his right shoulder against the Saints. The torn posterior labrum of his shoulder was repaired Jan. 10. During that same procedure, he also required right elbow surgery for bone fragments in the joint.
He sustained a re-injury of his shoulder in the beginning of the 2013 season, then suffered a significant quad tear (which Ware and the Boys reported as "a little tweak") that caused him to miss 3 games. He was brought back too soon, was virtually dragging his leg during the game......and reinjured the same quad. It was also revealed that he had been dealing with nagging bad back for quite a while, and that despite his elbow giving him more problems, he opted to avoid surgery. As a result, 2013 brought him a total of only 6 sacks.
On February 18th of this year, Ware underwent formal right elbow surgery to address NERVE issues, most likely including an ulnar nerve transposition. These surgeries have failure rates as high as 25-40%. Ed Reed II anyone?