Login  |   Register

On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Oct. 09, 2015 7:00 PM MDT Denver Broncos High School Game of the Week Grandview vs. Cherokee Trail
  • Sun., Oct. 11, 2015 2:25 PM - 5:25 PM MDT Broncos vs. Raiders Broncos vs. Raiders
  • Tue., Oct. 13, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT Drive for Life 18 The Denver Broncos and Bonfils Blood Center 18th annual Drive for Life community blood drive. Donors will have exclusive access to the Donor Fan Zone with opportunities to meet Denver Broncos players.
  • Thu., Oct. 15, 2015 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM MDT CEO Build Day Time TBD.

    For more information about the Denver Broncos and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver 2015 Champion Build Series, please click here.
  • Fri., Oct. 16, 2015 7:00 PM MDT Denver Broncos High School Game of the Week Littleton vs. Kennedy
  • Sat., Oct. 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT Broncos Bunch Trick or Treat For more information click here.
  • Sun., Oct. 18, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM MDT Broncos vs. Browns Broncos vs. Browns
  • Fri., Oct. 23, 2015 7:00 PM MDT Denver Broncos High School Game of the Week Green Mountain vs. Ponderosa
  • Sun., Nov. 01, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM MST Packers vs. Broncos Packers vs. Broncos
  • Mon., Nov. 02, 2015 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM MST Hometown Huddle Time TBD

    More than 300 kids from all branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver will participate in the Broncos annual Hometown Huddle event featuring Play 60 activity stations.

News & Blogs


Wolfe Ready for Opportunity

Posted Aug 15, 2012

With defensive end Jason Hunter expected to miss four months after undergoing triceps surgery, rookie Derek Wolfe is ready to step up.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- It's not the way Derek Wolfe wanted to win his first starting job, but the rookie defensive lineman is ready to step up.

Head Coach John Fox revealed on Wednesday that defensive end Jason Hunter had triceps surgery and will be sidelined for four months. In Hunter's stead, Wolfe saw extended time with the first-unit defensive line during Wednesday's practice.

“I feel bad for Hunt -- I hope he gets better soon," Wolfe said. "But I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity and try to fill in as best as I can and make some plays out there.”

Wolfe said he doesn't know exactly how Hunter was injured, but that it happened during individual drills and it's an unfortunate part of football.

Prior to Hunter's injury, Wolfe often rotated into the line with Hunter as the two provided breaks for one another.

Now, Wolfe is getting used to staying on the field twice as long.

"Right now I’m not coming off the field because I’m starting in both packages now, so that’s something I’m going to have to get used to -- being out there the whole time," he said.

When asked how he's making the transition, the rookie maintained, "It's just football."

He saw plenty of playing time in Denver's 31-3, preseason-opening win in Chicago, when he notched two sacks and a tackle for a loss.

Now that playing time will just start a little earlier.

Whether he's spending most of his time at defensive end or defensive tackle, Wolfe said it doesn't matter to him. The only thing he's thinking about is doing what he can to help the team earn wins.

"You have a lot of vets that are out there counting on you," Wolfe said. "But when it comes down to it, it's just playing football and doing your job."

"I’m just going to go out there and play hard and do what I have to do.”

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.