Ty Warren can’t seem to catch a break. After missing the entirety of the last 2 seasons with separate injuries, Ty Warren’s 2012 season lasted just 1 game before he was put on IR after tearing his triceps again. Warren was not a huge part of the Broncos’ defense, but the Broncos need to replenish depth with him out and worked out 3 defensive tackles for the spot, Brian Price, Terrell McClain, and Daniel Muir, though they have not signed one yet.
Price and McClain would be the high risk, high reward guys. McClain was a 3rd round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, but really struggled last year and the Panthers surprisingly gave up on him after just 1 year, making him a final cut. Price, meanwhile, was a 2nd round pick in 2010, but he really struggled last year and after a tumultuous offseason filled with off the field distractions, Price started a fight with a teammate in Tampa Bay and was promptly shipped to the Bears for a late round pick. The Bears later made him a final cut. Both have upside, but neither have proven they can make good on it. Muir, meanwhile, is a veteran journeyman who offers no upside.
As for Warren, it’s definitely fair to wonder if this is the end of the line for the 2003 1st round pick and one time All-Pro. He’ll be a free agent next offseason and there won’t be a huge market for a 32 year old free agent who has missed 47 of 48 games over the last 3 seasons with injury. He already had to take a pay cut from 4 million to 1.5 million just to stay on the Broncos’ roster this season and might not find a single taker next offseason.