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TE Jake Butt to miss Broncos' final preseason game

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Just days after Jake Butt caught two passes in game action, the third-year tight end has again been sidelined.

And the setback in Butt's recovery from a torn ACL could keep him out for a bit. Head Coach Vic Fangio said Butt won't practice this week or play against the Cardinals on Thursday night

"When he starts to feel good and plays or practices, then it flares back up again," Fangio said. "It's just something we're going to have to deal with here. He won't play in this game and he may miss some time."

Fangio did not provide a definitive answer when asked if Butt will be on the Broncos' 53-man roster.

"Both options are open there," Fangio said. "We'll see how it all shakes up."

Fangio said tight end Noah Fant (ankle) is "doing good," but that the Broncos may take precautions with his return.

Fant and Butt joined QB Drew Lock (thumb), S Jamal Carter, RB Theo Riddick (shoulder), FB Andy Janovich (pectoral), S Dymonte Thomas, LB Joe Jones (upper arm) and linebacker Todd Davis (calf) as players who did not practice. Running back Khalfani Muhammad and Fant worked with trainers during a portion of practice.

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