Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe injured his neck in Thursday night’s NFL season opener against the Carolina Panthers.
And he’s not happy about it.
Wolfe told Troy Renck of Denver 7 News that he believes Panthers offensive linemen Trai Turner should be fined and the whole Panthers front was taking questionable shots at Denver defensive linemen.
“Their offensive linemen were targeting. No. 70 should be fined. Write that,” Wolfe said. “If they care about player safety they will watch what’s happening along the line. They were targeting (us). Just play hard.”
Wolfe left the game in the second half and was listed as questionable to return. He was ultimately able to get back on the field.
Turner was called for a taunting penalty early in the game that brought him within one personal foul call of being the first player ejected under the newly adopted league policy. Whether Wolfe’s comments will force an additional look into the play that left Wolfe ailing remains to be seen.