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Jake Butt out for the year with another ACL tear

Per Denver’s 9News, the former Michigan tight end turned Denver Bronco has suffered his second ACL tear in three years.

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Denver tight end Jake Butt is out for the year with a left ACL tear, according to Mike Klis of 9News.

The Broncos have confirmed reports.

This is Butt’s second ACL tear in three seasons, as he rehabilitated throughout his NFL rookie year. He injured his right knee in his final game as a Wolverine in the 2016 Orange Bowl against Florida State.

This new tear is to his left knee.

Through three games, Butt has made eight catches for 85 yards, working his way to the starter role over Jeff Heuerman.

Michigan has several injured players in the NFL this season, including Baltimore’s Willie Henry, Seattle’s Delano Hill and Amara Darboh, among others.