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Former Michigan Star Jake Butt Gets Rough Injury News

Jake Butt celebrates after catching a pass for the Denver Broncos.

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 9: Tight end Jake Butt #80 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after a first down catch against the Seattle Seahawks at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Former Michigan star and Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt can't catch a break. He is heading for another knee surgery.

Butt, who has undergone three prior ACL surgeries, will have a cleanup procedure on his left knee, according to reports. NFL Network's James Palmer first broke the news.

Butt had experienced soreness in his knee after Saturday night's preseason game. He caught a pair of passes for 17 yards against the Los Angeles Rams in a 10-6 loss.

According to's Mike Klis, the Broncos could opt to keep Butt on their active 53-man roster after Saturday's cut down and then put him on IR Sunday. This would enable him to potentially come back midseason.

Butt tore his right ACL twice while at Michigan, the final time in his last collegiate game against Florida State in the Orange Bowl. He missed his entire rookie season in 2017 as a result.

After catching eight passes for 85 yards in the first three games of last season, Butt tore his left ACL in practice prior to Week 4.

Given his physical talent, the potential is there for Butt to be a solid NFL tight end. He just needs to stay healthy, which he has not been able to do thus far.