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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Broncos TE Jake Butt says his knee is ‘good’ after fourth surgery

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Jake Butt has had some bad injury luck during his playing career, but things may be looking up.

Butt suffered two torn ACLs during his college career at Michigan, including one in the Orange Bowl to end his college career. The injury caused him to drop to the fifth round in the 2017 NFL Draft and miss his rookie season for Denver. He began to play in 2018 but suffered yet another torn ACL that caused him to miss the rest of that season and all of 2019.

But Butt is doing better.

The Denver Broncos tight end told The Denver Post’s Ryan O’Halloran that his “knee is good.” Butt told O’Halloran that he has been running and lifting and feeling good.

This is a nice change for Butt and hopefully it will continue. He has only played in three games in three seasons, catching eight passes for 85 yards. Denver has a number of tight ends ahead of Butt on the depth chart, like Noah Fant and Jeff Heuerman, so the Michigan product has his work cut out for him to make the team. Still, just feeling good and being healthy probably feels like a win for Butt after what he has been through.

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