ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Tough-luck tight end Jake Butt said he's opted to have arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome left knee , a procedure scheduled for Thursday that he hopes will speed his...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jake Butt has had another setback in his return from a third ACL injury and might be headed back to injured reserve.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Butt only played 11 snaps for Denver, and he made only two catches. The tight end's return from his latest major knee surgery still thrilled his teammates on an otherwise...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Finally, some good news for the banged-up Denver Broncos: Jake Butt is back.
"I think we went through, albeit a small port of the practice, with no setbacks. So,...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have placed tight end Austin Fort on injured reserve and signed free agent offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos coach Vic Fangio said he didn't think Jake Butt's absence from practice for a second straight day Monday was "a major concern" even though the tight end's left...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' revamped offense features a half-dozen key players coming back from injuries that ended their 2018 seasons prematurely.
DENVER (AP) — In early August, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was so impressed by Denver's revamped offense directed by new quarterback Case Keenum that he declared the Broncos would score more points in 2018 than they had in five years.
Thirty a game, 480 total, something the Broncos hadn't done since 2014 when they tallied 482 on the heels of the Peyton Manning-fueled, record-breaking 606-point season.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Temarrick Hemingway is the latest tight end to get his shot with the Denver Broncos, who have lost three tight ends to season-ending injuries.
The Broncos (5-6), who visit the Bengals (5-6) this weekend, promoted Hemingway from their practice squad Tuesday when they placed Jeff Heuerman on injured reserve.
Heuerman broke three ribs and bruised a lung in the Broncos' 24-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jeff Heuerman's breakout season came to a premature end Monday with word that he sustained broken ribs and a bruised lung in the Denver Broncos' 24-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Heuerman is the third tight end the Broncos have lost this season. Jake Butt (knee) was injured in a special teams practice in September and rookie Troy Fumagalli has missed all season with a sports hernia.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos have spent years trying to solve their tight end troubles.
Their inadequate coverage of tight ends and inability to get much production from their own are two of the biggest reasons they've fallen so far from their Super Bowl perch and have been looking up at the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West since 2016.
Denver Broncos tight end Jake Butt tore his left ACL during a walkthrough practice Thursday and is headed for injured reserve for the second straight season.
Butt spent his rookie season last year on IR while recovering from the same injury to his other knee.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — When he demoted Paxton Lynch to third string QB this week, Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said potential simply has to equal performance at some point and that the depth chart reflects results.
That doesn't explain why tight end Jeff Heuerman and running back Devontae Booker are listed as starters despite middling resumes, promising pursuers and so-so summers.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The forgotten member of last year's deep tight end class makes his NFL debut Saturday night, and Jake Butt is fired up to show he's just as good as O.J. Howard, Evan Engram and David Njoku.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jake Butt couldn't help but get a little nostalgic over the simple routine of putting all his pads on again.
Reasonable. It's been a while.
The Denver Broncos tight end returned to the field in full gear Tuesday for the first time since tearing his right ACL against Florida State in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30, 2016.
DENVER BRONCOS (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: ILBs Todd Davis and Corey Nelson; DEs Jared Crick and Billy Wynn; QB Brock Osweiler; WR Cody Latimer; TE Virgil Green; RB Jamaal Charles; OL Allen Barbre; OT Donald Stephenson; G Billy Turner.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: G Shaquil Barrett; WR Bennie Fowler; C Matt Paradis.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jake Butt won't be rescuing the Denver Broncos' faltering offense, at least not this season.
The rookie tight end is headed to injured reserve along with quarterback Chad Kelly, the seventh-round draft pick from Mississippi who is still working his way back from knee and wrist surgeries.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Trevor Siemian broke into a wide grin when asked about seeing Jake Butt line up and finally run some routes this week.
The versatile tight end from Michigan blew out his right knee against Florida State in the Orange Bowl. Now healthy, he could be the elixir for much of what's ailing a sputtering offense that's managed a single touchdown in each of the Broncos' last three games.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Amid all the handwringing over their meltdown against the New York Giants, the Denver Broncos got a booster shot Wednesday when outside linebacker Shane Ray and rookie tight end Jake Butt participated in practice.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will soon find out whether their roll of the dice on tight end Jake Butt has a chance to pay off this season.
Coach Vance Joseph said Butt will practice next week for the first time, triggering a 21-day window for the team to decide whether to activate him or officially turn his rookie season into a redshirt year.
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New faces: LT Garrett Bolles, RG Ron Leary, RT Menelik Watson, LG Allen Barbre, RBs Jamal Charles and De'Angelo Henderson, WR Isaiah McKenzie, NTs Domata Peko Sr. and Zach Kerr, OLBs DeMarcus Walker and Kasim Edebali, CB Brendan Langley, S Jamal Carter and DE Shelby Harris.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jake Butt has no regrets and one thing to prove.
The former Michigan star and Denver Broncos rookie wants to show he's the best tight end of the 2017 NFL draft class even though six were selected ahead of him, including three in the first round.
Butt was considered a first-rounder, too, until blowing out his right knee in the Orange Bowl, which caused him to slip to the fifth round .
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — First-round draft pick Garett Bolles of Utah signed a four-year, $11 million contract with the Broncos on Thursday as Denver's draft class gathered at team headquarters for rookie orientation.
Bolles, the 20th overall pick, signed a deal that included more than $6 million in a signing bonus. He'll count about $2 million against the teams' salary cap this season.
Four rounds of the NFL draft left and plenty of talented players to go around.
Remember, Dak Prescott was selected last season in the fourth round by the Dallas Cowboys.
These picks are plenty important and here are some players who could provide some second-day value on Saturday.
Michigan tight end Jake Butt doesn't mind people having fun with his last name. The folks at Procter & Gamble sure are.
The parent company of Charmin toilet paper delivered a truckload of the squeezably soft product to him in his hometown of Pickerington, Ohio, on Wednesday.
The nature of the relationship between P&G and Butt is unclear. A request for comment was emailed to P&G.
The gesture surely was a nod to Butt's last name, which elicits snickers wherever he goes. He embraces it.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was honored Wednesday as the Big Ten offensive player of the year.
Barkley, who also was selected the top running back, leads the Big Ten with 17 total touchdowns and 1,563 all-purpose yards. Barkley ran for over 200 yards twice this season against Maryland and Purdue.
The Nittany Lions will face Wisconsin on Saturday in the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Game has lost its luster in recent years.
Ohio State has dominated Michigan, winning four straight and 11 of 12 to diminish intrigue in one of the greatest rivalries in sports.
The third-ranked Wolverines (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten) have a chance to change the conversation Saturday against the second-ranked Buckeyes (10-1, 7-1) in the Horseshoe, where they haven't won since 2000.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan had momentum going in the wrong direction when Jim Harbaugh came back to the campus where he was a star quarterback.
The Wolverines were 5-7 in 2014, the fourth and final season in which they won fewer games than the previous year under Brady Hoke. They fired Hoke and hired Harbaugh, moves that have been hailed for turning around the program.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michigan failed its first major road test of the season.
It might not matter for the Wolverines and their playoff hopes — if they win out.
Freshman Keith Duncan kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired and Iowa stunned second-ranked Michigan 14-13 on Saturday night, damaging the Wolverines' playoff hopes.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is stumping for another Heisman Trophy candidate, shifting his lobbying efforts from Jabrill Peppers to Wilton Speight.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh and Michigan have made their presence felt in New Jersey when it comes to recruiting.
Now the Wolverines will go there to play an actual game — and they'll be expected to win that, too.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 4 Michigan was tested for the first time this season, falling behind by two touchdowns twice in the first quarter and by four points in the second half.
The Wolverines responded well to the challenge, going ahead on De'Veon Smith's 42-yard run early in the third quarter and pulling away to beat Colorado 45-28 on Saturday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Wilton Speight faced a defense determined to stop the run.
Instead of being stubborn and sticking with a ground game, No. 5 Michigan asked Speight to put the ball in the air a lot and it worked out well.
Speight threw four touchdown passes, two to Jake Butt and two to Amara Darboh, to help the Wolverines rout the Knights 51-14 Saturday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's chances of having a special season improved when a trio of standouts chose to come back to college and put their dreams of playing in the NFL on hold.
Cornerback Jourdan Lewis and tight end Jake Butt, second team All-Americans, and defensive tackle Chris Wormley all made the decision to help the Wolverines chase a desperately wanted Big Ten championship this season.