Derek Wolfe said he’ll be back on the football field soon. The Denver Broncos hope fellow starters Champ Bailey, Wes Welker, Louis Vasquez and Stewart Bradley will be there with him.
All were hurt in Denver’s 40-10 preseason loss at Seattle on Saturday night.
Wolfe accompanied his teammates on their flight home after being whisked from the field in an ambulance after a scary scene in which he lay prone on the field for a few minutes following a hit to his head and neck.
Medical staff strapped him to a backboard and sent him to a hospital for evaluation of a possible cervical spine injury. X-rays, CT scans and MRI exams were all negative.
“Thanks for the prayers everyone, ill be okay and will be back on the field soon . . .” Wolfe tweeted Sunday, an off day for the players.
The Broncos are counting on the second-year pro who had six sacks from the tackle position as a rookie to help fill the void if all-pro linebacker Von Miller loses his appeal this week and has to sit out all of September for violating the league’s drug-abuse policy.
● GIANTS: Wide receiver Victor Cruz left New York’s 20-12 loss to the Colts with a bruised foot. The Giants said X-rays of the foot were negative. Also, Giants starting center David Baas was knocked out of the game with a sprained knee. The team did not disclose which knee was injured.
● BENGALS: Cincinnati released linebacker Aaron Maybin (Mount Hebron High), a fifth-year player who signed with the team as a free agent in January.
Maybin was Buffalo’s first-round pick out of Penn State in 2009.
● TITANS: Wide receiver Kendall Wright will miss Tennessee’s third preseason game with Atlanta after an MRI showed he sprained his right knee in a loss at Cincinnati.
Coach Mike Munchak said he hopes Wright will be back for the season opener Sept. 8 at Pittsburgh.
The Titans host the Falcons on Saturday.
Wright hurt his knee in the second quarter of the 27-19 loss at Cincinnati. He walked to the sideline and was carted to the locker room. He was walking around the locker room after the game with a black wrap on his knee.
The Titans’ first-round draft pick in 2012, he led the team with 64 catches as a rookie and tied for first in receptions among all NFL rookies.
Munchak said Wright has been real excited about the offense going into his second season and also has had a good relationship with quarterback Jake Locker. The Titans hoped Wright would miss only a couple plays at first when he walked to the sideline.
● BEARS: Chicago signed quarterback Trent Edwards to a one-year contract and waived wide receiver Jerrell Jackson.
Edwards has started 33 games in a five-season career with Buffalo, Jacksonville, Oakland and Philadelphia. The former Stanford quarterback has more than 6,000 yards passing, with 26 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in his career.