Wolfe recorded four tackles, all solo, and a sack across 42 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Texans.
Wolfe has never specialized in reaching the quarterback, as his season-high sack total came his rookie season when he recorded six, so it's not all that surprising it took nine games for him to notch his first sack of the year. He'll now get some time off to rest before taking on the Chargers in Week 11.
Wolfe suffered a rib injury Thursday against the Cardinals and is probable to return, Zac Stevens of BSN Denver reports.
The veteran defensive end has had his fair share of bumps and bruises this season, as he exited Sunday's loss to the Rams with a hamstring issue. Given that the Broncos have a healthy lead, there is a good shot the team decides to shut Wolfe down for the remainder of the contest.
That's good news for the Broncos' pass rush, although Wolfe has only registered half a sack on the year. He does have four passes defensed, however. Zach Kerr is on standby if Wolfe aggravates the injury later.
Wolfe was a limited participant at Thursday's practice with an abdominal muscle strain.
Coach Vance Joseph downplayed Wolfe's injury, saying "He's okay. He'll be fine," but the specifics of the issue remain unclear. The 28-year-old played 47 of 57 defensive snaps in the season opener, but registered only a single tackle in the contest.
|11||11/18/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/18||@ OAK||8:15 pm|
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