He will get another shot to stick on a practice squad here with the Broncos, where he has three preseason games and all of the remaining practices to try and make an impact.
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. It appeared to be a right leg injury.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe took to social media Saturday to say he "dodged a bullet" with a right ankle injury after he had been carted off the field during practice on Saturday.
Denver's defense was already worse for wear even before Wolfe's injury. Safety T.J. Ward has missed the last week with a hamstring injury.
The Broncos, who edged the Bears 24-17 to start the exhibition slate, will be back in action on August 19 when they travel to San Francisco.
Paxton Lynch is still schedule to start. The team could also consider moving second-round rookie DeMarcus Walker back to defensive end, although head coach Vance Joseph said he could him at outside linebacker for now.
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. They would have had plans for Billy Winn to contribute in the regular season on their defensive line, but Adams is more of a developmental project.