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Jake Butt gets 'day off' from practice as he returns from injury


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —Head Coach Vic Fangio and the Broncos gave tight end Jake Butt a day off from practice on Sunday as he works back from a torn ACL.

"We thought he could use a day off today," Fangio said. "He'd gone three days in a row. So [it's] just normal work back into play from the operations he's had."

Linebacker Justin Hollins (hamstring) also missed practice, as he spent portions of practice working with trainers.

"He tweaked his hamstring a little bit," Fangio said. "We knew he was going to be out today. Possibly will practice tomorrow, but not sure."

Tight end Troy Fumagalli (hip) remains day to day and did some work early in practice.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, meanwhile, continues to do work before the 7-on-7 and team periods of practice.

"It's a slow but sure process," Fangio said. 'He's out here working early [during] practice with guys. They take him in and do some more cardio with him where he doesn't have to pound on the ground. Everything is good so far. He's where we expected him to be and even a little bit more."

Wide receiver River Cracraft (muscle) and linebacker Todd Davis (calf) also missed practice.

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