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The Denver Broncos may not use Derek Wolfe — who was selected 36th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft — solely as a defensive tackle this season. A rotational role for Wolfe appears to be more likely.
On Monday, Stuart Zaas mentioned Wolfe as a defensive end on the team’s official website and Wolfe is listed as a defensive lineman on the team’s official roster.
The 6’5″, 295 pound Wolfe has potential to be a starter going into the season, after recording 21.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks last season at Cincinnati and being named the 2011 Co-Big East Defensive Player of the Year. At a minimum, Wolfe will likely see time in passing situations in Denver’s defense starting in Week 1.
On passing downs, Denver’s defensive line could look something like this:
DE: Dumervil DT: Wolfe DT: Vickerson DE: Ayers
The Broncos will have options with many versatile linemen — including Wolfe, who could see time as a defensive end/pass rusher. Other possible rotational linemen on Denver’s roster include Justin Bannan, Ty Warren, Ben Garland, Jason Hunter, Malik Jackson, Mitch Unrein and Sealver Siliga.
Wolfe certainly has the motor and desire to become a solid defensive lineman in Denver. The former Bearcat will practice with his new teammates for the first time on Friday, May 11th.
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Defensive tackle Marcus Thomas appears to have finished his stint with the Denver Broncos. The team announced new jersey numbers on Monday (rookie numbers here), and Thomas’ No. 79 was assigned to defensive lineman Jeremy Beal.
Jacob Tamme — No. 84
Cornelius Ingram — No. 82
Tracy Porter — No. 21
Jeremy Beal — No. 79
Sealver Siliga — No. 98
Thomas was drafted by the...
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The woman who was not raped by Perrish Cox as filed a civil suit against him and Demaryius Thomas. History shows she is more likely to receive damages than a conviction, but I’m not sure how Demaryius Thomas fits into all of this – other than he has more disposable...
Bill Williamson of ESPN.com believes there’s a good chance that the Denver Broncos could end up moving on from running back Knowshon Moreno after an utterly disappointing career so far.
This past season Moreno tore his ACL, which is clearly not good for any NFL player, nevermind a running back. He’s also had some off the field problems that have led to him being arrested.
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Brian Xanders out as Broncos’ general manager after 3 years in that role | Washington Post
Brian Xanders is out as general manager of the Denver Broncos after three years in that role.
Broncos, GM Brian Xanders agree to part ways after four years in Denver | Denver Post
Ryan McBean in 2011 (Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
The Denver Broncos appear set to approach 2012 with an entirely new set of defensive tackles from a year ago.
2011 starter Brodrick Bunkley is gone. 2011 starter Marcus Thomas remains unsigned and is now jersey-less. And today, one of the Broncos’ bigger rotation DT’s signed elsewhere for 2012 — even if only for ten games.
The Denver Broncos have fired GM Brian Xanders.
Xanders held the GM position in Denver since 2009, and will not be around to see the AFC West club defend their division title with prized offseason acquisition Peyton Manning under center. He will likely find another job in the NFL, and does have ties to Chicago GM Phil Emery (through their time spent together in the...
Brian Xanders is out as general manager of the Denver Broncos after three years in that role and with a year left on his contract.
Broncos boss John Elway said the decision to part ways was made in a meeting between the two men Monday.
Elway said in a statement that Xanders' ''hard work and dedication played a major role in the recent success of our team, most notably...
The Denver Broncos released the numbers for its newest members along with number changes among current Broncos. Here are the changes:
#84 TE Jacob Tamme#82 TE Cornelius Ingram#21 DB Tracy Porter#79 DL Jeremy Beal#98 DL Sealver Siliga
Broncos' 2012 draft class:
QB Brock Osweiler#34: RB
Ronnie Hillman#47: CB
Omar Bolden#64: OL
Let’s face it. Low rushing totals are a byproduct of the pass-friendly league that is now the NFL. Teams pass so much now that it seems like they sometimes forget to run the ball.This is especially true of teams that have a signal-caller the quality of a Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers or a Drew Brees. Manning who usually called his own plays as quarterback of the Indianapolis...
And after Former Bills CB @DraytonFlorence visits the Titans on Wednesday, he is scheduled to visit the Broncos in Denver.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 8, 2012
Drayton Florence is a solid cornerback who started 45 games in the past three seasons for the Buffalo Bills. In production and age, he’s similar to recently released Andre Goodman… if the Broncos can get him...
The Baltimore Ravens have signed defensive tackle Ryan McBean, who will sit out the first six games of the season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.
Denver withdrew his $1.272 million restricted free agent tender following his suspension, making McBean a free agent.
The former Denver Bronco was added for depth along the defensive line and signed a one...
The Baltimore Ravens have signed nose tackle Ryan McBean, adding depth to their defensive line. McBean, 28, had 33 tackles and four sacks in 2011 for the Broncos. He had been a restricted free agent, but the Broncos rescinded the offer on April 16, making him an unrestricted free agent. Originally a fourth-round pick of the Steelers in 2007, McBean played just one game for the...
The Baltimore Ravens continue to beef up their defensive line, as they agreed to a one-year deal on Monday with former Denver Broncos nose tackle Ryan McBean, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun. McBean, 28, has spent the last three seasons with the Broncos. In 2011, McBean posted the best numbers of his [...]