Derek Wolfe remains out indefinitely for Broncos

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There's no indication when the Broncos will get back a much-needed pass rusher.

The Denver Broncos gained certainty with news they'll meet the San Diego Chargers in the NFL Divisional round, but the immediate future remains unclear for defensive lineman Derek Wolfe.

Wolfe has not played since Nov. 29 when the second-year defensive end suffered a seizure-like episode. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports there's still no indication when Wolfe will be able to return to action following a series of illnesses.

NFL rules mandate a player must practice for two full weeks in order to be eligible to play in a game. While Wolfe has not had a relapse of his episode, he has been kept out of practice due to the flu one day after he returned to practice on Christmas Day.

Wolfe was on pace for a career high in sacks before being forced out. The Broncos have lacked a signature pass rusher with Von Miller suffering a season-ending injury, though linebacker Shaun Phillips has helped fill the void along with defensive end Robert Ayers.

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