ENGLEWOOD – Aqib Talib was asleep in the first-class section of a Dallas to Denver flight the morning of March 12, 2014.
When he awoke, he saw a passenger who was both a stranger but familiar sitting in the same VIP section. Talib was coming off his first Pro Bowl season with the New England Patriots, whose attempts to re-sign him as a free agent came up a tad short in how the guarantees would pay out and when they would trigger.
“I got the call the night before (from the Broncos),’’ Talib said. “I was going to Denver for a visit, but I knew I was going to sign. I already knew what the deal was. I knew who was on the team.’’
But he didn’t know DeMarcus Ware was about to become his teammate. Not when Talib boarded his flight he didn’t. By the time he walked off the plane, though, Talib had made a pretty good educated guess.
The day before, Ware, who…
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