Buccaneers release kicker Roberto Aguayo; Broncos' Derek Wolfe sprains ankle

Broncos DE Derek Wolfe carted off field at practice

Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe had to be carted off the practice field on Saturday with an injury but it appears that the Broncos and Wolfe dodged a bullet. That's great news for Denver's defense. "At first look it wasn't serious, but we'll know more tomorrow". "Hopefully, it's not serious and it's just a sprain". That was our problem previous year, and teams are going to check us. Wolfe recorded 5.5 sacks in 14 games previous year and is a big part of the Broncos' pass-rush.

A sprain would be a big relief to the Broncos, who are counting on Wolfe to serve as the fulcrum of their star-studded defense by leading a run-stuffing resurgence. Though he was carted off the field and taken to the trainer's room without being able to put weight on his injured leg, the Broncos do not deem the ankle injury as something serious.

Also sidelined are nose tackle Kyle Peko (foot) and outside LBs Shane Ray (wrist) and Shaq Barrett (hip).

The Broncos can not afford to lose Wolfe as they have already lost defensive lineman Billy Winn for the season due to a torn ACL suffered in Thursday's preseason game. "So, we still have an older guy in there that's played some ball", Gotsis said. Needless to say, the defense will be in much worse shape if Wolfe's injury is of the season-ending variety.

Winn collected 19 tackles and one fumble recovery in 16 games, including two starts, last season for the Broncos.

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