Baltimore Ravens fill void on defensive line, agree on one-year deal with longtime Bronco
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a one-year contract with defensive tackle Derek Wolfe, ending his eight-year run with the Denver Broncos.
Wolfe had seven sacks in 12 games last season before going on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow.
The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Wolfe fills the void left by the unexpected departure last week of free agent Michael Brockers, who initially agreed to a three-year deal with Baltimore. The sides couldn’t finalize the contract, however, and Brockers ended up going back to the Los Angeles Rams.
Wolfe joins Brandon Williams and newcomer Calais Campbell on Baltimore’s revamped defensive line.
When healthy, Wolfe has been an effective run-stopper. He has 299 career tackles and 33 sacks but has played all 16 games in only three of his eight seasons.
Wolfe, 30, came to the Broncos as a second-round pick in the 2012 draft.