Wolfe posted three tackles and a sack in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Raiders.
Wolfe made his presence felt early in the third quarter, foiling an attempted conversion on 3rd and 10 by causing an eight-yard loss on a sack, his first of the season. Wolfe has been labeled the heart and soul of a Denver defensive front that has suffocated opposing offensive rushing attacks, but that kind of utility seldom shows up in stat sheets.
Wolfe (ankle) logged a full practice Friday.
Wolfe worked in a limited role Thursday, but that was more of a way to ease him back into action. The 27-year-old has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury in early-August. However, the team was always optimistic he would be able to take the field for their season opener. Barring any setbacks, he is seemingly on track to start at defensive end Monday night against the Chargers.
Wolfe missed some time during training camp upon suffering a low-ankle sprain Aug. 12, but after showing gradual improvement the past three and a half weeks, the veteran defensive end is in no danger of missing Monday's season opener against the Chargers. The 27-year-old is locked into a starting role after amassing 5.5 sacks in both of the past two seasons.
With his coach's assurance, Wolfe will start opposite of Jared Crick (back), who was also cleared Wednesday. With the two of them ready to go, the Chargers now must worry about containing edge rushers on both sides of the line.
Wolfe suffered a relatively serious ankle sprain in the team's preseason opener, but has seemingly recovered from the issue. The team expected him to be ready for Week 1, so his presence at Monday's practice goes along with that plan. Barring any setbacks, look for him to take the field Week 1.
|7||10/22/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|8||10/30/17||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/17||@ IND||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
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