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NFL notebook: Broncos sign DeMarcus Ware; Buccaneers cut Darrelle Revis

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Pass rusher DeMarcus Ware got a $30 million, three-year contract from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after being released by the Dallas Cowboys.

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers released cornerback Darrelle Revis after failing to trade him; and receiver Golden Tate is leaving the Super Bowl champion Seahawks to play alongside All-Pro Calvin Johnson with the Lions.

The Revis move saved the Bucs a $1.5 million bonus that would have been due if he remained on the roster with his $16 million salary. It also freed up room under the cap for a continuing roster overhaul under new coach Lovie Smith and General Manager Jason Licht.

Ware’s deal includes $20 million in guaranteed money.

“It’s a perfect fit for me,” Ware said at a news conference.

Ware had 117 sacks and went to seven Pro Bowls in nine seasons with the Cowboys. He had a career-low six sacks last season, when he missed time with a thigh injury, then had elbow surgery.

The Cowboys made another move to clear cap space, jettisoning receiver Miles Austin, as expected, saving about $5.5 million. Austin’s release is effective June 1.

Revis spent only one season with the Bucs, who got him from the Jets for a 2013 first-round draft pick and a 2014 fourth-round choice.

Tampa Bay agreed to a two-year contract with Josh McCown, a backup quarterback who started five games last season for the Bears after Jay Cutler was injured.

In other news:

• The Seahawks cut defensive end Chris Clemons, who was due to make $7.5 million next season. They also signed former Jaguars receiver Taylor Price to a one-year deal and re-signed defensive tackle Tony McDaniel.

• Returner Jacoby Jones agreed to a four-year deal to stay with the Ravens.

• Tight end David Johnson signed a two-year contract with the Chargers, leaving Pittsburgh.

• The Steelers re-signed safety Will Allen, long snapper Greg Warren and offensive lineman Cody Wallace.

• Linebacker Jon Beason agreed to terms to stay with the Giants, who also re-signed kicker Josh Brown and safety Stevie Brown and waived linebacker Marcus Dowtin.

• Cornerback Corey Graham, a Buffalo native, agreed to a four-year deal with the Bills. The team also signed former Rams guard Chris Williams to a four-year contract and former Giants linebacker Keith Rivers to a two-year deal for $5 million.

The Cardinals reached a deal with ex-Raiders left tackle Jared Veldheer on a five-year, $37 million contract.

• Former Colts safety Antoine Bethea finalized a $23 million, four-year contract with the 49ers.

• Running back Pierre Thomas agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Saints.

• Defensive tackle Randy Starks signed a $12 million, two-year contract to stay with the Dolphins.

• The Titans waived offensive tackle David Stewart after he failed a physical. He has been slow to heal from a broken right leg in 2012.

• The Chiefs signed linebacker Joe Mays, offensive lineman Joe Linkenbach and special teams standout Husain Abdullah.

• The Eagles agreed to deals with former Seahawks safety Chris Maragos and former Texans linebacker Bryan Braman.

• Bucs linebacker Dekoda Watson went to the Jaguars.

• The New England Patriots re-signed tight end Michael Hoomanawanui.


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