Posted: 8/06/2019 6:08 am UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) said Monday, Aug. 5, that he appreciates the team's patience, but he knows he has to prove himself. 'I still have to go out there and prove it,' Butt said. 'I can't just sit in the trainer's room all day. I'm not naive. I know how the business works, but it does mean a lot that the coaches still believe in me.'
Huddle Up: Butt was an impressive specimen in college at Michigan, but he has torn his anterior cruciate ligament three times in five years and it's uncertain if he'll be back to his pre-injury form. At this point he is not someone to rely upon for fantasy, and Noah Fant is likely to be the team's top tight end.
Posted: 5/04/2019 6:05 am UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) is unlikely to finish the season with the team, in the opinion of ESPN's Bill Barnwell, who sees TEs Noah Fant and Jeff Heuerman ahead of Butt, blocking his path to playing time.
Huddle Up: Knee injuries have ruined Butt's career. Until he proves he can stay on the field he doesn't belong anywhere near fantasy rosters.
Posted: 3/26/2019 3:03 pm UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) thinks he's about five months away from returning and hopes to be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: Butt could be a late-round flyer, but he has torn his ACL three times now. That's something to consider when looking for upside late in drafts.
Posted: 8/09/2018 8:08 pm UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) is scheduled to play with the first-team offense during the first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11, and likely will see some snaps with the second-team offense.
Huddle Up: Butt missed the entire 2017 season because he was still recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament but has been competing for the starting tight end job during training camp. He is a risky option for fantasy owners because he has not played in a game yet but could be a No. 2 tight end in deeper leagues if he starts.
Posted: 8/04/2018 3:08 am UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt has established himself as the frontrunner to be the primary pass-catching tight end this year, according to Troy Renck of Denver7 Sports.
Huddle Up: Butt lost his rookie year to a knee injury that he suffered at the end of his final collegiate season, but he looks ready to make up for lost time. He's an intriguing TE2 candidate in redraft leagues.
Posted: 8/01/2018 6:08 am UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) participated in a pads-on practice Tuesday, July 31; it was the first time Butt had worn pads since tearing his ACL during the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30, 2016.
Huddle Up: It's just another step forward for Butt, the 2017 John Mackey Award as the Nation's top tight end, who is part of a wide-open competition in Denver. If Butt emerges from the pack he'd be an interesting TE2 option with upside.
Posted: 6/15/2018 2:06 am UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) is 'obviously a playmaker,' according to head coach Vance Joseph, and Joseph said he is 'very excited' with Butt's progress.
Huddle Up: Butt lost his rookie season to a knee injury, but he's in the mix to start this year. He is worth a flier as a TE2 in redraft leagues, and he's a solid asset in dynasty formats.
Posted: 2/24/2018 10:02 pm UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) likely will work with the first-team offense during offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Butt missed the entire 2017 season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see what role Butt will have in the passing game. He could be a No. 2 fantasy tight end in deeper leagues.
Posted: 4/29/2017 6:04 pm UTC
The Denver Broncos selected Michigan TE Jake Butt (knee) with No.
145 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Saturday, April 29.
Huddle Up: It's unlikely we see Butt on the field in 2017, but his future is
bright. Denver has several bodies at the position, so the rookie
can take his time recovering from an ACL tear. He's a promising
player in the long haul.