Derek Wolfe announces his retirement after two offseason hip surgeries

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Longtime NFL defensive lineman Derek Wolfe has announced his retirement.

Wolfe had two hip surgeries this offseason and said last month that his primary focus right now is to “try to live a normal life.”

The Broncos selected Wolfe in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft and he played eight seasons in Denver before spending the last two seasons in Baltimore. He didn’t play at all for the Ravens last year because of injuries, and he recently reached an injury settlement with the team.

In a video released today by the Broncos, Wolfe said he had concluded it’s time to walk away.

“After 10 seasons in the NFL I’ve decided it’s time to step away from the game. Time for a new beginning,” Wolfe said.

The 32-year-old Wolfe was part of the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50-winning defense.

5 responses to “Derek Wolfe announces his retirement after two offseason hip surgeries

  1. A good player who I enjoyed watching – wish him the best moving forward. Go Bearcats, Go Broncos, Go Ravens!!!

  2. Derek was a great story coming to Denver. He came from humble beginnings and rose to the heights as a Super Bowl champion on a dominant defense. He had such a high motor, relentless. Despite his size & power, he was soft-spoken, never attention seeking. Class act. Congratulations on a great career.

  3. the subtle master of defensive holding, he should be the one who introduces von miller to the HOF

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