DeMarcus Ware didn't have to wait long to find a new team.
The pass rusher got a $30 million, three-year contract from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after being released by the Dallas Cowboys.
Not quite keeping pace with the nonstop nature of Day 1 of free agency, Day 2 did include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers releasing cornerback Darrelle Revis after failing to trade him; receiver Golden Tate leaving the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to play alongside All-Pro Calvin Johnson with the Detroit Lions; the New York Jets agreeing to terms with former Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker; and the Cleveland Browns cutting two quarterbacks, Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell.
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. ESPN reported that Revis had reached a one-year, $12 million deal with the New England Patriots. Revis would replace Aqib Talib, who left New England to sign with the Broncos on Tuesday.
Ware, who will receive $20 million in guaranteed money, will pair with linebacker Von Miller to give AFC champion Denver a pair of quarterback chasers. The team has been busy upgrading the defense, adding Talib and former Browns safety T.J. Ward on Tuesday.
"Their mentality is a 'now' mentality," Ware said about the Broncos. "Not looking forward to next season or the season after that. The time is now."
The 31-year-old 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 offseason elbow surgery.
The Cowboys made another move to clear cap space Wednesday, jettisoning receiver Miles Austin, as expected, saving about $5.5 million. Austin's release is effective June 1.
Revis, meanwhile, 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. The Bucs signed a top-flight cornerback, former Tennessee Titans player Alterraun Verner, on Tuesday, when they also brought aboard defensive end Michael Johnson, defensive tackle Clinton McDonald and tight end Brandon Myers.
Tampa Bay added a quarterback Wednesday by agreeing to a two-year contract with Josh McCown, a backup who got a chance to start five games last season for the Chicago Bears in place of an injured Jay Cutler.
In other news:
Sharper charged: A Maricopa County (Ariz.) grand jury indicted former All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs. Sharper, 38, currently is in custody in Los Angeles, where he has pleaded not guilty to seven rape and drug counts in connection with two alleged attacks in Hollywood.