Defensive end Derek Wolfe suffered a stinger in his right shoulder, head coach Vance Joseph said, and the veteran did not participate in most of the Broncos’ teams drills Monday.
Wolfe came out of a team drill and trainers went over to check on his shoulder. He returned to the sideline and participated in some individual drills.
“It’s nothing serious,” Joseph said. “Just a precaution.”
Joseph said he expects Wolfe to be back at practice Wednesday (the team has an off-day Tuesday).
The Broncos’ defense is already without Shane Ray (wrist) and Shaquil Barrett (hip), both of whom are expected back around the second week of the regular season.
Running back Jamaal Charles did not participate in the Broncos’ first padded practice Sunday but was back on the field Monday. Earlier in camp, Charles said he was eager to take on more work and begin hitting. The plan, Joseph said, is for Charles, as well as defensive end Adam Gotsis (knee) and center Matt Paradis (hips), who are also easing their way back from injuries, to see more team reps Wednesday.
“Matt, we’re going to go slow, but probably give him two per period,” Joseph said. “Jamaal, we’re going to sprinkle him in seven-on-seven and keep him out of the team drills because we don’t want to get him tangled. We’re going to start him seven-on-seven … then add team probably in the next week.”
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