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Injury Update For Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt

The Denver Broncos running a play against the Cincinnati Bengals.

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 19: The Denver Broncos run an offensive play against the Cincinnati Bengals in a general view as the sun sets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 19, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos reportedly fear tight end Jake Butt suffered a torn ACL during practice earlier this week. According to a report from Ian Rapoport, Butt suffered a non-contact injury during a walk-thought on Thursday.

The report has not been confirmed by the team and the MRI results have not been shared. If the injury is serious, it's a huge blow to the Broncos and a major blow to Butt's career.

The former Michigan star suffered a torn ACL in his other knee in the Orange Bowl against Florida State in 2016.

Here's the news from Rapoport.

If the diagnosis is confirmed, Butt's 2018 season is likely over. Denver selected Butt in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft - though he was projected to go in the second round before his injury.

Butt missed his entire rookie season recovering from the ACL tear he suffered during the Orange Bowl. This year, he is Denver's leading receiver at the tight end position with eight catches for 85 yards through three games.

We'll update Butt's injury when the MRI results come out.