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Denver Broncos Announce TE Jake Butt Suffered Torn ACL

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Earlier Thursday afternoon, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported the Denver Broncos feared tight end Jake Butt suffered a torn ACL. The Broncos have now confirmed the news.

Butt will miss the rest of the 2018 season after suffering a torn ACL on a non-contact injury in practice on Thursday. The former Michigan star sat out his full rookie season in 2017 after suffering a torn ACL in the Orange Bowl against Florida State.

He battled back and led Denver in receiving for tight ends before suffering the injury this week.

Here's the news from the team.

Butt suffered two torn ACLs during his time with the Michigan Wolverines - the latter of which dropped his draft stock from a projected second-round pick to a fifth-round selection by the Broncos.

Butt led the team in receiving for a tight end with eight catches for 85 yards through the first three games of the season. It's a tough break for the former Michigan man.