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Derek Wolfe | Defensive Lineman | #95

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 285
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (36) / DEN
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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. Nov 21 - 1:09 PM

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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.
Nov 14 - 3:08 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.
Nov 9 - 4:20 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.
Nov 7 - 5:23 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.
Nov 7 - 2:35 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.
Nov 7 - 9:11 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.
Nov 6 - 11:04 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.
Sep 16 - 1:27 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.
Sep 15 - 4:12 PM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe exited the season opener with a neck injury.

He is officially questionable to return. After losing Malik Jackson in free agency, the Broncos need Wolfe to stay healthy.
Sep 8 - 11:32 PM

Broncos spokesperson Patrick Smyth said the Broncos are aware of the situation involving LE Derek Wolfe and are handling it "internally."

"Derek talked to us on Monday about the issue," Smyth said, "and it’s been addressed internally." A video purportedly shows Wolfe throwing a punch during a fracas at a Denver-area nightclub on April 2. It is not clear in the video if the punch landed, and TMZ reports police were not called to the scene. Denver Police said they will not pursue a case unless someone files a complaint or new evidence is presented, and NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said the incident "doesn’t appear on its face to be something that would lead to league discipline." It sounds like Wolfe will be able to quickly put this situation behind him.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 5 - 11:52 AM

TMZ Sports released a video reportedly showing Broncos LE Derek Wolfe throwing a punch during a fight at a Denver-area nightclub on April 2.

The video shows a person TMZ claims is Wolfe throwing a haymaker during the altercation. TMZ reports Wolfe was hit in the face with a glass bottle and "left the club bloodied." Police were not called to the scene. It is unlikely Wolfe faces any legal ramifications from the incident. Wolfe signed a four-year, $36.7 million extension in January.
Source: TMZ Sports
Apr 5 - 8:46 AM

Broncos signed LE Derek Wolfe to a four-year, $36.7 million extension.

That keeps Wolfe in Denver through 2019. The deal comes with $17.5 million guaranteed. Wolfe missed the Broncos' first four games on a PED suspension but went on to have a breakout season with 49 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He was the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8 and earned PFF's 10th-highest grade among 3-4 defensive ends. Wolfe turns 26 next month. He's essentially Denver's poor man's version of J.J. Watt.
Jan 15 - 4:18 PM

Broncos LE Derek Wolfe has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8.

Wolfe returned from his suspension in Week 5 and has been flat-out dominant in run defense. He was extremely disruptive in Sunday night's win over the Packers, being credited with seven tackles and five stops against the run.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 10:01:00 AM

Broncos activated LE Derek Wolfe from suspension.

Wolfe will return Sunday against Oakland. He’ll start opposite Malik Jackson, with Antonio Smith playing in sub packages. Wolfe should give Denver a run-stopping upgrade on early downs.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 09:35:00 PM

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