Broncos DE Wolfe suffers ankle injury

Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe carted off practice field with apparent right leg injury

On Saturday, defensive end Derek Wolfe had be carted off the field with an ankle injury and couldn't put weight on it, according to ESPN's Jeff Legwold.

As it turned out, Wolfe had an ankle injury that the Broncos initially didn't believe to be serious, although the team was still conducting more tests.

Denver's defense was already worse for wear even before Wolfe's injury.

Broncos veteran safety T.J. Ward sits out Saturday morning's practice with an injury.

Wolfe was a key player on the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 team as he was a force against the run and as an inside pass rusher.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound lineman was expected to add depth at defensive end and nose tackle, in addition to being the Broncos' emergency long snapper.

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said following the team's practice, the preliminary exam by the medical staff showed "the first look, it wasn't serious". The team will travel to San Francisco on Tuesday to begin joint practices with the 49ers ahead of their August 19 preseason game.

Wolfe suffered a stinger early in training camp and was removed from drills for the remainder of that practice, but he returned to practice quickly in the days that followed.

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Adam Gotsis. The Broncos thought highly of him, enough to bring him back for a second year after he was sort of brought in at the last minute in 2016.

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