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Garrett Wolfe | Running Back

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 186
College: Northern Illinois
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Ex-Bears RB Garrett Wolfe has signed with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
A third-round pick by Chicago in 2007, the undersized Wolfe was a solid special teams contributor for four years, but never developed at tailback. Now going on 28, Wolfe spent the 2011 season with the CFL's Omaha Nighthawks. Mon, May 21, 2012 08:36:00 PM

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Felony charges against free agent Garrett Wolfe of grand theft and resisting an officer with violence have been downgraded to misdemeanor.

The state attorney's office announced "no action" in Wolfe's case, which essentially drops the felony charges. The one-count misdemeanor charge is expected to be resolved in 30-60 days. Wolfe's record was clean prior to his arrest in May. The special teams ace's future with the Bears is up in the air.
Tue, Jun 21, 2011 03:46:00 PM

Free agent Garrett Wolfe's future with the Bears is "definitely in question," according to the Chicago Tribune.

Last week's arrest certainly didn't help, but the larger problem is Wolfe's fit in coordinator Mike Martz's scheme. At 5'7/186, he's not big enough to protect Jay Cutler by shutting down blitzing linebackers on third downs. If the Bears cut ties with Chester Taylor, Wolfe isn't an option to replace him. His value is wrapped up in special teams coverage.
Thu, Jun 2, 2011 02:23:00 PM

Free agent Garrett Wolfe reportedly asked a police officer to "compare bank accounts" with him during his Sunday arrest in Miami.

"Let's compare bank accounts," said an obviously drunk and cocky Wolfe during the apprehension. Wolfe's bar bill was $1,572, and he disputed the purchase of three bottles of champaign at Cameo Night Club in Miami Beach. Wolfe was at one point released to settle the tab before allegedly "lunging at an off-duty police officer," necessitating his immediate arrest.
Mon, May 23, 2011 04:57:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times have confirmed that free agent running back Garrett Wolfe was arrested on early Sunday morning in Miami.

"He became aggressive while being ejected by bouncers, and two off-duty officers were summoned," police detective Juan Sanchez said. "They gave him the opportunity to settle his bill, and he refused. He attacked one of the officers." The four-year veteran is facing charges of retail theft, disorderly conduct, assault of a police officer and resisting arrest with violence. Those are fairly serious charges, and very bad news for a soon-to-be unrestricted free agent that earns his money on special teams.
Sun, May 22, 2011 12:45:00 PM

A man appearing to be free agent running back Garrett Wolfe has been arrested in Miami on charges of retail theft, disorderly conduct, assault of a police officer and resisting arrest with violence.

"Appearing" because it has not been confirmed as of yet that the arrestee is indeed the long-time Chicago Bear. It likely will be in short order, however. He is being held on total bond of $11,500.
Sun, May 22, 2011 11:44:00 AM

Including RB Garrett Wolfe, the Bears' top six special teams tacklers from 2010 are all now free agents.

Joining Wolfe as free agents once a new CBA is agreed to will be CB Corey Graham, LB Brian Iwuh, WR Rashied Davis, LB Rod Wilson and S Josh Bullocks. Special teams was a strength for Chicago last season, and letting so many key contributors go could be playing with fire.
Sat, Mar 5, 2011 02:45:00 PM

Bears declined to tender RB Garrett Wolfe, making him an unrestricted free agent.

We didn't need a single post-training camp blurb on Wolfe, which says a lot about his development as a running back. Also overtaken by Corey Graham as the Bears' top special teamer, he may resurface for a minimum salary elsewhere.
Fri, Mar 4, 2011 06:40:00 PM

Both Kahlil Bell and Garrett Wolfe made the Bears' 53-man roster.

A lot can change before Week 1, but as of now Bell is the No. 3 running back, while Wolfe will play almost exclusively on special teams. Neither will have a fantasy impact unless Chester Taylor and/or Matt Forte gets injured.
Sun, Sep 5, 2010 09:16:00 AM

Garrett Wolfe and Kahlil Bell are competing for the No. 3 job behind Matt Forte and Chester Taylor.

Wolfe is a better special teamer, while Bell is the superior ball carrier. Neither will have any fantasy impact unless Forte or Taylor gets injured.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 09:50:00 AM

Garrett Wolfe (shoulder surgery, lacerated kidney) has been at full speed since the beginning of the Bears' offseason workout program.

Wolfe won't have a shot at a running back role with Chester Taylor in town, but the speedster is valuable enough on special teams to make the team.
Fri, May 21, 2010 10:53:00 AM

Garrett Wolfe (shoulder surgery) expects to be cleared for the Bears' offseason program in four weeks.

Though his lacerated kidney is no longer an issue, Wolfe was limited by the shoulder for the start of conditioning this week. Even with the signing of Chester Taylor, Wolfe should maintain a roster spot as a special teams ace.
Fri, Apr 2, 2010 11:33:00 AM

Bears RB Garrett Wolfe will undergo surgery on his left shoulder Friday.

Wolfe had to wait because he needed his lacerated kidney to heal before the operation. The special teamer will be out four months after the shoulder repair, so it's obviously serious. He still should be back for training camp.
Mon, Jan 4, 2010 03:02:00 PM

Bears placed RB Garrett Wolfe on injured reserve with a lacerated kidney, ending his season.

Wolfe has always been impressive against third-stringers in the preseason, but isn't explosive enough to turn the corner consistently against starting defenders, struggles in blitz protection, and packs no power at 5'7/186. If Wolfe returns to Chicago in 2010, it'll be only because he can cover kicks.
Fri, Nov 20, 2009 12:20:00 PM

Bears RB Garrett Wolfe is expected to miss the rest of the season with the lacerated kidney suffered two weeks ago.

Wolfe is expected to make a complete recovery, but there wasn't a realistic hope of him playing again this season. The Bears will need to add depth at running back, and promoting undrafted free agent Khalil Bell from the practice squad is a possibility.
Fri, Nov 20, 2009 09:15:00 AM

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