The Broncos have signed defensive end Derek Wolfe to a four-year extension, checking off what figured to be a top offseason priority before opening postseason play.
Wolfe, 25, was a second round pick in 2012 and has been a starter when healthy since. He had 5.5 sacks and a career-best 36 tackles in 2015.
John Elway, the Broncos’ vice president of football operations, tweeted a picture of Wolfe in his office and said the Broncos are proud to have extended a player who has “developed into one of the best defensive linemen in football.”
Wolfe’s four-year extension is worth $36.75 million and $17.5 million guaranteed, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reported.