The Broncos held defensive end Derek Wolfe out of practice last week with hopes that he’d return to work after the time off that came with being the top seed in the AFC.
Those hopes were not realized on Monday, however. Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports Wolfe did not participate in the session, leaving it unclear whether he’ll be able to return this weekend or at any other point this season. Wolfe has not played since suffering seizure-like symptoms on the team bus to the airport ahead of the team’s December 1 game in Kansas City, although he did practice in a limited basis before the end of the regular season.
Broncos coach John Fox also said that linebacker Shaun Phillips was sent home with a fever. There was no word on the expectation for later this week, but we’ll likely see Phillips on the field unless his illness turns out to be more serious.
Safety Rahim Moore, who is eligible to come off injured reserve/return and play this weeke, also did not practice for the Broncos.