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Is Jake Butt the answer at tight end for the Broncos?

Byron Chamberlain told the MHR Radio Podcast that, when Butt is healthy, he is going to be the guy at tight end for Denver.

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Over the last two seasons, the tight end has been MIA.

One could say that about the Denver Broncos offense, too, but the lack of a tight end stands out like a turd in a punch bowl. Short of Owen Daniels in the AFC Championship Game two years ago, it’s hard to remember the last time a tight end not named Julius Thomas has done anything for this franchise. The last four seasons or so we’ve heard the same refrain: “Now is the time for Virgil Green.” Good thing no one held their breath.

Perhaps there’s some hope on that front for Denver, and who better to talk about that than a former Broncos tight end. On the MHR Radio Podcast last week, the two-time Super Bowl-winner told Adam Malnati and me that he thinks Jake Butt, when healthy, is going to be the guy at the tight end position.

Butt was basically forced to redshirt his rookie season because of a knee injury he suffered at the University of Michigan, so he didn’t get the chance to get on the field. But there are high hopes for the young tight end. That’s a common theme for the Broncos and this position, but I’ll take the word of Chamberlain.

Does Denver finally have an answer at tight end with Butt? Time will tell, but it will be fun to watch him over the course of the offseason and then at training camp.

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