Broncos agree to $5.2 million deal with top pick Derek Wolfe
Derek Wolfe, the first player the Broncos selected in the NFL draft last month, has agreed to terms with the team on a four-year, $5.2 million contract. A defensive tackle from Cincinnati, Wolfe was selected with the No. 36 overall pick in the second round. He did not participate in the Broncos organized team activity (OTA) workout Monday because rules say his college class must complete graduation first. Wolfe played his college ball at the University of Cincinnati, which doesn’t graduate its 2012 class until June 9.
That means Wolfe will miss all three of the Broncos’ OTA sessions.
The power of the new CBA continues to pay dividends, at least for the teams. These new rookie contracts--aside from being much less expensive--really cut down the signing period by a country mile.
What to make of the three practices Wolfe will miss? Absolutely nothing. It's three days in which he won't pull a hamstring.