The Broncos knew DeMarcus Ware was a quick study. Less certain was whether the veteran defensive end was still quick.

After consecutive pedestrian seasons by his standards, including his first injury absence, Ware responded with authority in the preseason opener Thursday night.

During the Seahawks' 43-8 rout of the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, Russell Wilson's elusiveness proved decisive. But the Seattle quarterback couldn't run away from Ware in Ware's cameo at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

On the Seahawks' third offensive play Thursday, Wilson tried to wiggle past defenders and Ware notched a sack.