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Derek Wolfe | Defensive Lineman | #95

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 285
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (36) / DEN
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Derek Wolfe suffered an injury in the second quarter and came out of the game on Monday, but returned a few minutes later in real time.
He was able to walk off the field under his own power, so it didn't look bad. Wolfe missed some time in practice last week and he was about 75 percent healthy in training camp. He should be all set for Week 2 against the Cowboys. Sep 12 - 2:09 AM

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Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (ankle) has resumed practicing.

Wolfe recently estimated he was at "75-80 percent" health, but he'll be active for next Monday's opener against the Chargers. His practice reps figure to be limited early in the season. It's a bad note to start the season on after Wolfe spent much of 2016 battling injury.
Sep 4 - 1:21 PM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (ankle) said he is "about 75, probably 80 percent" healthy.

Wolfe suffered a serious ankle sprain early in camp. He expects to be ready for the season opener in a little over a week, but he may not be back to full health. DE Jared Crick (back) is also expected back for Week 1.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 31 - 12:47 PM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (ankle) is expected to be ready for Week 1.

Wolfe was carted off with a "moderate" sprain in Denver's Aug. 12 practice. The Broncos' opener will be nearly a month to the day Wolfe went down. Plagued by injury last season, Wolfe missed two games, and was limited for many others.
Aug 28 - 2:37 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Broncos DE Derek Wolfe's ankle injury is "just a moderate sprain."

This confirms previous reports. Wolfe is unlikely to play in Denver's second preseason game, but should be fine for Week 1.
Aug 12 - 4:34 PM

9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports Derek Wolfe has an ankle injury, but it is "not as serious as it first appeared."

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports it is "just an ankle sprain." Broncos fans can let out a sigh of relief after Wolfe was carted off the field Saturday morning with what was thought to be a "serious injury". That said, Wolfe is not completely out of the woods yet. We will know more in the coming days about the severity of his injury.
Aug 12 - 1:35 PM

Broncos DE Derek Wolfe was carted off the field with a right leg injury during Saturday's practice.

9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the injury "appears to be serious." If Wolfe is forced to miss an extended period, it would be another blow to a defense which lost DL Billy Winn for the season on Friday. Wolfe recorded 5.5 sacks in 14 games last year and is a big part of the Broncos' pass-rush.
Aug 12 - 12:16 PM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (neck) is out for Week 17 against the Raiders.

With Denver eliminated, there's no reason for Wolfe to play through a neck injury that's been bothering him for weeks. T.J. Ward (concussion) has also been ruled out for Sunday's finale.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 02:23:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said LE Derek Wolfe's late-season neck injury is "different" than the one that bothered him earlier in the year.

Wolfe was surprisingly active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, but with the Broncos now eliminated from playoff contention, he could be held out for Week 17. Wolfe has matched his 2015 sack total with 5.5 through 14 games.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 03:27:00 PM

Broncos DE Derek Wolfe (neck) is active for Week 16 against the Chiefs.

It is a bit of a surprise considering he did not get in any practice reps this week, but Wolfe is among the toughest players in the league. With ILB Brandon Marshall (hamstring) and S T.J. Ward (concussion) inactive, the Broncos need Wolfe to stop what should be a run-heavy attack by the Chiefs. Allong with Marshall and Ward, Denver declared A.J. Derby (concussion), Virgil Green (concussion), LB Quentin Gause, LB Vontarrius Dora, and OL Connor McGovern inactive for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 07:03:00 PM

According to Denver 7's Troy Renck, there's "no guarantee" Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (neck) will play against the Chiefs in Week 16.

Wolfe suffered two stingers in Sunday's loss to New England and didn't practice on Wednesday. Coach Gary Kubiak sounded slightly more optimistic about his status. "I don't know if he'll be out here tomorrow or not," said Kubiak on Wednesday. "We'll see, but i think he's got a good chance to get there." Wolfe owns PFF's 11th-highest grade among 3-4 defensive ends this season.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 04:47:00 PM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (neck) is day to day, and expected to get cleared for Week 16.

Wolfe could miss some practice reps, but coach Gary Kubiak expects him to be ready for Sunday's must-win divisional showdown with the Chiefs. Wolfe has 5.5 sacks on 649 snaps this season.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 03:26:00 PM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe was forced from Denver's Week 15 game against the Patriots with a neck injury, and will not return.

Wolfe has been battling a neck issue in recent weeks. His status is likely in danger for Christmas Eve against the Chiefs.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 06:05:00 PM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (elbow) returned to practice Monday.

Wolfe was always expected to return following the bye, and this practice puts him right on track. His return will be a boost for a struggling run defense.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 01:09:00 PM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (elbow) is expected to return following the Broncos' Week 11 bye.

Wolfe missed Week 10. Wolfe has 4.5 sacks in nine games, and has been a key cog in the Broncos' league-best defense.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 03:08:00 PM

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