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The Broncos used a 2nd round pick on Derek Wolfe in the 2012 NFL Draft. Wolfe was a collegiate defensive tackle and defensive tackle is a major position of need for the Broncos. However, according to defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, the Broncos plan to use Wolfe, 6-6 295, at defensive end in base packages and move him inside to defensive tackle on passing downs in sub packages.
Robert Ayers was the defensive end opposite Elvis Dumervil in base packages last season and Von Miller would move down and play opposite Dumervil in sub packages to form a “Doom and Gloom” duo that combined for 21 sacks last season. That will continue to be the case this season, but it’s unclear what Ayers’ role will be next season with Wolfe in town. Ayers is a former 1st round pick of the Josh McDaniels regime in 2009 and he finally had a solid season last year.
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Derek Wolfe works in a drill with fellow defensive linemen Sealver Siliga (98) and Ben Garland. (Andrew Mason/MaxDenver.com).
Denver Broncos top draft pick Derek Wolfe won’t be solely relegated to the defensive tackle position his rookie season. In fact, he could see more time at defensive end than DT, reports the Denver Post.
“(Wolfe’s) not a big tackle right now,” defensive...
During his first two seasons in the league, fullback Chris Gronkowski has lined up in a traditional fullback role and split out, in a Dallas Clark-like role. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)
There is a misconception among many fans and pundits that the Denver Broncos won’t run the ball in 2012 — and if they do, it will be rarely, and even more rarely will a fullback be utilized...
Prater nails another game-winner in 2011. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The Denver Broncos‘ first mandatory mini-camp is less than two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for Matt Prater‘s decision: to hold out, or not to hold out.
Maybe he won’t have to decide at all. Klis reports –
The Broncos have made progress in recent days with Prater on a five-year deal. The team...
Denver Broncos Super Bowl XXXII Ring
The funny thing about this review is that I’ll be using the same photo from the offensive list. Super Bowl XXXII was simply an incredible moment in Denver Broncos history, especially for us fans. It wasn’t just a 38 year wait, but four Super Bowl losses – each more embarrassing than the previous. A view around the league that the Broncos...
Name: Ben Garland
Pos: Defensive Lineman
Ht, Wt: 6’5″, 275*
College: Air Force
*Reports have Garland at 305
Ben Garland was an undrafted rookie for the Denver Broncos in 2010, a nose guard at Air Force the Broncos saw as a defensive end in their 3-4 defense. I can distinctly remember scouting Garland in training camp that year and coming away impressed...
Ty Warren is owed 4 million dollars this season and, after he has missed the entirety of the last 2 seasons with different injuries, the Broncos are unwilling to pay him that. They have asked him to take a pay cut down to around 1-1.5 million dollars for this season and he is currently contemplating if that’s something he’d like to do. His other options would be to get cut and...
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos have been trying to get new contracts done for defensive tackle Ty Warren, kicker Matt Prater and left tackle Ryan Clady.
Clady is scheduled to make $3.5 million in 2012, which is the final year of his current deal.
“I try to leave that up to my agent,” said Clady, who is represented by Pat Dye. “I’m just...
Denver Broncos defensive lineman Ben Garland, right, salutes Brig. Gen. Trulan A. Eyre during a ceremony where Garland was sworn into the Colorado Air National Guard by at the team's headquarters and training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Garland graduated from the U. S. Air Force Academy in 2010.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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