January 15, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Broncos sign Derek Wolfe to four-year, $36.7 million contract extension
The Denver Broncos have signed defensive end Derek Wolfe to a four-year, $36.7 million contract extension. The defensive lineman is now signed through the 2019 season. He served a four-game suspension for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy to start the season. “Derek is a very talented and hard-working player who has improved every season since we drafted him in 2012,” general manager John Elway said. “This year, Derek’s developed into one of the best 3-4 defensive ends in football. We’re excited to reward one of our key emerging players and ensure that Derek is part of our team for many more seasons.” Wolfe had nine tackles for losses,and 5 1/2 sacks. He has 140 career tackles, 17 sacks and one fumble recovery in four NFL seasons. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.