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Broncos' Jake Butt: Candidate to open season on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Vance Joseph said Butt (knee) could open the 2017 season on the Broncos' PUP list,'s Andrew Kulp reports.

Previous reports expressed optimism Butt would be ready to go by the start of the regular season, but even the rookie himself admitted such a timeline for his return is "ambitious". While prospective fantasy owners might be discouraged by the possibility he begins the year on the PUP list, such a scenario may not be all that bad in the long run. Not only might it prevent Butt from rushing back too soon, it would also allow him an extra six weeks to get up to speed within the Broncos offense after missing out on OTAs and the majority of training camp.

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Broncos' Jake Butt: Ends draft slide in Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos are optimistic that Butt (knee) will be ready to go by the start of the regular season, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Broncos GM John Elway schooled reporters in his pre-draft press conference, insisting that the draft was not -- as they claimed -- deep at tight end, but was rather deep at the F position, the "move tight end," instead of the in-line Y position. He found good value for the latter in Butt, who would have likely been a Day 2 pick had he not torn his ACL in the Orange Bowl. Butt also tore his ACL in 2014 and was able to return seven months later, creating optimism that he'll be ready later this summer. When healthy, the winner of the 2016 Mackey Award --given to the nation's top tight end -- is more of a security blanket up the seam than a mismatch nightmare, tallying 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns over the past two seasons in Michigan's grind-it-out offense.

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Broncos' Jake Butt: Lands in Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos selected Butt (knee) in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 145th overall.

A presumed second- or third-round prospect before suffering a torn ACL in Michigan's bowl game, Butt looks like a good value for Denver this late. He's a high-floor tight end with a traditional, well-rounded skill set who could earn a starting role over the next couple years. His ability to participate in training camp is unclear at this point, though his ACL recovery is generally believed to be ahead of schedule.

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