A former Denver Broncos defensive end who won Super Bowl 50 has some advice for the team.

ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO – The Broncos have made no secret of their desire to win a championship this season. Tim Patrick declared it a “Super Bowl or bust” year during the offseason, and General Manager George Paton said he would be “disappointed” if his team didn’t have that mindset. However, there is a long road ahead between training camp expectations and hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. Following Friday’s practice, the team heard from a former Bronco who accomplished that goal with a Super Bowl 50 victory. Derek Wolfe had a simple message when he announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday. “I told them, ‘Look, you guys finally got the missing piece, and that’s Russell Wilson,” Wolfe said. “‘Follow his instructions; he knows what he’s doing.’ Simply embrace each day and have fun all of the time. Nothing is taken for granted out here.'” Wolfe believes this year’s Broncos can make a run to the Super Bowl, and he believes the defense has the talent to do so as well. “They have the pieces,” Wolfe explained. “You have Justin Simmons, who does everything correctly. He’s a true professional who looks the same every day. If I’m a young player, I look at players like him. Guys like [Bradley] Chubb inspire me. Those are the guys I’m looking at because they do things the right way. They are determined to win. If I had any advice for a young guy or a new player, it would be to find a guy who is doing it right and follow him when you walk into this building.” Wolfe also mentioned that the pursuit of a Super Bowl can be fleeting — and that a team never knows when its chance will come. “I put that ring away and said, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll have more,'” Wolfe explained. “That proves you can’t take it for granted, because I didn’t even come close again. [I] tried everything to get close again, but it just didn’t happen. It takes a lot of effort to make it happen.” In addition to Wolfe’s Super Bowl-related wisdom, Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett said he knew the value that a former player — one that found success for a decade in the league — could provide for his current team. “No one knows how it feels until it’s over,” Hackett said. “As a result, hearing from the player is always appreciated. Coaches, we always say that you have to work harder, and you never know when that will happen. But coming from those guys, I think it means even more, so I’m glad he’s here.” ROOKIES ON THE WAY TO RETURNS Rookie tight end Greg Dulcich continued to work on a side field on Friday as he rehabs a hamstring injury, but the third-round pick said he’s made “some good progress” toward a return to team drills. Dulcich did not give a definitive timetable on his return, but said he was “feeling good” and “happy with where [he is] now.” Undrafted rookie Christopher Allen, meanwhile, returned to practice on Friday following a short stint on the Non-Football Injury list. Allen, who suffered a foot injury last year at Alabama, said he’s felt better each day. In his first day of practice, Allen took part in individual and received team reps. “It feels good [to be back], but there’s also a little bit of rust, so it’s nice to finally be able to get out there,” Allen said. The outside linebacker, who posted six sacks in 2020, said he’s looking to learn from older players like Bradley Chubb, and his goals for training camp are clear. “Just to ball out,” Allen said. “Just to be the best every day.”