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Draft Scout Derek Wolfe News
01/25/16 - DE Derek Wolfe has not played like a player who just signed a life-altering contract. Instead, he's played two of the best games of his career since signing a four-year extension on Jan. 15. Wolfe hit Tom Brady four times, including once for a sack, and helped stifle New England's ground game, making it a non-factor.
11/04/15 - DE Derek Wolfe was the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Packers. Wolfe had seven tackles, including one for a loss, and defused the Packers' running game, making Green Bay's offense one-dimensional.
10/12/15 - DE Derek Wolfe, who was reinstated from reserve/suspended Monday, had his roster exemption lifted Saturday by the Broncos (Oct. 10).
10/07/15 - Now that defensive lineman Derek Wolfe is back on the roster, where does he fit in the Broncos' defensive line rotation?
A year ago, he was one of the Broncos' starters at defensive end, and rotated in to defensive tackle on some pass-rush downs. He played 67 percent of the Broncos' snaps last season, more than every defensive lineman but DeMarcus Ware, who was then an end in the 4-3 alignment the Broncos used last year.
With the Broncos in a 3-4 scheme and ends Malik Jackson, Vance Walker and Antonio Smith all playing well, there might not be room for Wolfe to play as much as he did last year.
"We have a really competitive environment there right now," Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said. "It's a nice problem to try to figure out who will be suiting (up). It's a good group."
Wolfe quickly got back up to speed this week, making it through a grueling workout Monday and receiving a full practice workload two days later. It would be no surprise if the Broncos take their time with getting him close to the same number of snaps he had last year. But he could keep the rest of the defensive line fresh.
10/06/15 - DE Derek Wolfe returned from his four-game PED suspension Monday (Oct. 5). Wolfe was replaced by Antonio Smith and Vance Walker in the lineup, with Smith playing mostly in pass-rush situations and Walker working in base-package downs. Wolfe received a roster exemption that expires next Monday (Oct. 12).