NFL: Derek Wolfe practicing, may be ready for opener

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Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe may be ready to return to the field a lot sooner than anyone could have imagined. It was a scary site just two weeks ago watching Wolfe lay on the ground motionless after a play vs. the Seattle Seahawks in which he injured his neck, and no one could have imagined he’d be back on a practice field anytime soon after riding off the field in an ambulance, let alone play in the regular-season opener vs. the Baltimore Ravens.

But Wolfe was on the practice field today for the broncos, and it now appears he’ll be ready to play next week.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin was officially placed on the PUP list yesterday, and will miss at least the first six games of this season. Harvin has played 54 of 64 regular-season games over four NFL seasons, while accounting for 3,985 combined rushing and receiving yards and scoring 29 touchdowns, including five on kick returns.