Denver Broncos tight end Jake Butt will undergo yet another knee procedure, multiple outlets reported Wednesday, after a setback following Saturday’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Butt, who has undergone three previous ACL repairs, will have a cleanup on his left knee that is considered minor in comparison to his previous surgeries. He had two ACL injuries while at Michigan and one last year with the Broncos.
A fifth-round draft pick in 2017, Butt has played in just three games with the Broncos because of his knee issues. He has eight receptions for 85 yards since he was a two-time All-Big Ten performer with the Wolverines.
On Saturday, the 24-year-old had two catches for 17 yards and saw action on 11 snaps. His lone NFL regular-season action came in the first three games last season before another ACL tear in practice leading into Week 4.
There is no timetable on Butt’s return. The Broncos did select tight end Noah Fant in the first round of this year’s draft out of Iowa. Fant is dealing with his own ankle injury and is trying to make it back in time for Denver’s Sept. 9 Monday night season opener at Oakland.