Today the Denver Broncos saw yet another defensive player go down before the start of the season in Derek Wolfe. However, this time they ended up getting positive news on his injury. Also, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill finally had his season-ending surgery today.

Wolfe says he “dodged a bullet” with injury

Today in Denver Broncos practice, starting defensive end Derek Wolfe found himself in a pile up during a running play as part of a team drill.

Right tackle Menelik Watson was injured on the play, limping around and flexing out his leg injury. However, the bigger concern was Wolfe, who could not get up off of the ground. Trainers came out to assist the 27-year-old and helped him onto a cart that took him to the locker room.

Wolfe could not put any weight on his leg and naturally, he and the team feared the worst. However, the MRI results on his ankle came back positive.

ESPN's Josina Anderson reported that Wolfe texted her, saying that the injury was only a sprain. He also added that he should be ready for the season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on September 11th.

Wolfe posted a picture of his ankle on Twitter, adding that he “dodged a bullet” in regards to the injury. On top of Wolfe's scare, the team lost defensive end Billy Winn for the season after he tore his ACL in their preseason opener. These injuries caused the Broncos to sign undrafted rookie defensive lineman Nelson Adams, who the Pittsburgh Steelers recently waived.

Tannehill has surgery, placed on IR

The “Miami Herald” first reported the news that Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will undergo season-ending surgery on the torn ACL in his left knee. Tannehill has been placed on injured reserve (IR) by the team since the timetable for a recovery from his injury in nine months. Head coach Adam Gase says that he is confident that Tannehill will be ready for the start of the 2018 season.

However, it is possible that the former first-round pick out of Texas A&M will even be with the team next season. Only $5.53 million of his $17.48 million is guaranteed against injury next season. That means that after this year the team could move on from him while only taking a small financial hit.

Will Tannehill officially having the surgery, it now falls to the recently signed Jay Cutler to take the Dolphins back to the playoffs for a second straight season.

That is something that has not happened since 2000-2001.

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