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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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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

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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

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (elbow) will miss at least two weeks.

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Wolfe was only day to day, but he's facing a 2-4 week timetable. Wolfe could return after Denver's Week 11 bye in a best case scenario. Billy Wynn and Adam Gotsis will pick up Wolfe's snaps.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak insisted Monday that LE Derek Wolfe (elbow) is merely "day to day."

Kubiak said Wolfe's injury is "not as bad as we thought" after reports had Wolfe dealing with a fractured elbow. Still, it would be a major surprise to see Wolfe in the lineup ahead of Denver's Week 11 bye. The absences of Wolfe and Aqib Talib (back) will make life slightly easier on the Saints' offense this week.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 05:23:00 PM's Ian Rapoport reports Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (broken elbow) won't be sidelined longer than a month.

Wolfe's hairline fracture doesn't require surgery. Billy Wynn and Adam Gotsis will pick up the slack during Wolfe's absence. It's a steep downgrade for the Broncos.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 02:35:00 PM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe suffered a hairline fracture in his elbow Sunday night against the Raiders.

Wolfe told ESPN's Josina Anderson he would be "alright," but this injury is sure to cost him at least a couple games. Losing Wolfe is a big blow for a defense which has struggled to stop the run all season. Billy Winn and second-round rookie Adam Gotsis should see a bump in snaps with Wolfe out.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 09:11:00 AM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe left Week 9 against the Raiders with an elbow injury.

Wolfe is done for the night after getting carted off late in the third quarter. Billy Winn replaced Wolfe.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 11:04:00 PM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (neck, questionable) returned to practice on Friday.

Wolfe's status seemed to be in doubt after missing the week's first two practices with a neck injury. Now he at least has a fighting chance to play Sunday against Indianapolis. Billy Winn would start if he can't go.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 01:27:00 PM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (neck) didn't practice on Thursday.

He suffered the injury in last week's win over Carolina. Wolfe hopes to suit up Sunday against the Colts but that seems unlikely unless he returns to at least a limited practice on Friday. If Wolfe sits, Billy Winn would likely draw the start in his place.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 04:12:00 PM

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