Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe in action against the Oakland Raiders on October 1, 2017 (Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
The 2017 season is over for Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe. Tuesday, the team put him on injured reserve with a neck injury.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETUESDAY, DEC. 5, 2017
BRONCOS PLACE DE DEREK WOLFE ON INJURED RESERVE
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Tuesday placed defensive end Derek Wolfe on injured reserve (neck), it was announced.
The Broncos also made a pair of changes to their practice squad, signing tackle Jeremiah Poutasi and waiving offensive lineman Gabe Ikard.
Wolfe started all 11 games played in 2017, finishing the season with 31 tackles (18 solo) and two sacks (13 yds.). In six seasons with the Broncos, Wolfe has started all 80 regular-season games played and totaled 222 tackles (152 solo), 24.5 sacks (159.5 yds.), eight passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
Poutasi is a third-year player from the University of Utah who has appeared in 12 games (8 starts) with Tennessee (2015) and Jacksonville (2016). Selected by the Titans in the third round (66th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, Poutasi spent the 2017 season competing on practice squads with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams.