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8 DeMarcus Ware sacks to celebrate the NFL No. 8 all-time sack artist

The nine-time Pro Bowler, Super Bowl 50 winner announced his retirement Monday.
Here are photos from The Gazette staff and the Associated Press showing DeMarcus Ware in action.

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Vikings Broncos Football
Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware celebrates after sacking Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Joe Mahoney

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Broncos Lions Football
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is sacked by Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) during the first half of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Rick Osentoski

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Ravens Broncos Football
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco gets sacked by Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware, right, as tackle Ricky Wagner, left, fails to make the block during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Jack Dempsey

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APTOPIX Packers Broncos Football
Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) for a fumble that led to a safety during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Jack Dempsey

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BRONOS COLTS
Broncos defenders DeMarcus Ware, left, and Malik Jackson sack Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the second quarter Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

MARK REIS

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Broncos Chiefs Football
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) is tackled by Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Ed Zurga

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Super Bowl Football
Denver Broncos’ DeMarcus Ware (94) celebrates after sacking Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) with Shaquil Barrett (48) and T.J. Ward (43) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Jae C. Hong

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49ers Broncos Football
Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) celebrates his safety on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Jack Dempsey

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Denver linebacker DeMarcus Ware recovers a fumble by Carolina quarterback Cam Newton during the fourth quarter that set up a Broncos touchdown to give Denver a 24-10 lead in Super Bowl 50

Because we couldn't just top at 8, here are some more great photos of DeMarcus Ware. 

Denver linebacker DeMarcus Ware recovers a fumble by Carolina quarterback Cam Newton during the fourth quarter that set up a Broncos touchdown to give Denver a 24-10 lead in Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

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Denver players Sylvester Williams, left, and DeMarcus Ware celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Broncos defeated Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver players Sylvester Williams, left, and DeMarcus Ware celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Broncos defeated Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

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Broncos Bengals
A jubilant Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware leaves the field with the game ball after he recovered a fumble in overtime to give the Broncos the win over the Bengals 20-17. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

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Broncos parade
Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware lifts the Lombardi Trophy. A million Broncos fans gathered to welcome home the Broncos with a parade and rally in downtown Denver on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

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Broncos Steelers
Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware tangles with Steelers offensive tackle Allejandro Villaneuva. The Broncos defeated the Steelers 23-16 in the division championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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BRONCOS PATRIOTS
DeMarcus Ware forces Tom Brady to throw incomplete - The Denver Broncos fell to the New England Patriots 16-3 Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware warms up before Super Bowl 50 against Carolina Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware warms up before Super Bowl 50 against Carolina Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

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BRONCOS TRAINING CAMP
DeMarcus Ware signs autographs after the Broncos training camp at the UCHealth Training Center on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

STACIE SCOTT

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Dolphins Broncos Football
Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94), shown in this Fisheye Lens image, stretches prior to an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Jack Dempsey

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