Austin Fort

Austin Fort

Tight End #81
Team: Denver Broncos
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 245 lb.
College:Wyoming
Age:25
Born:May 14, 1995
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Austin Fort: Put on IR

Fort (Knee - ACL) was placed on IR by the Broncos on Friday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: This was expected after Fort tore his ACL in Thursday's preseason action. He'll try to return next year.

August 10, 2019 3:06 PM EST

Austin Fort: Tears ACL

Fort tore his ACL in Thursday's preseason game against the Seahawks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: A very tough break for the UDFA, who per Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com, had been the Broncos' "most productive tight end up to this point in camp." In the wake of his injury, the team's tight end depth chart is headed by Jeff Heuerman, Noah Fant, Jake Butt and Troy Fumagalli.

August 9, 2019 6:15 AM EST

Austin Fort: Carted off with knee injury

Fort left Thursday night's game against the Seahawks on a cart due to a left knee injury, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Fort suffered the injury while making a catch over the middle, and he was unable to get off the field without assistance. The severity of the issue is not known at this time.

August 8, 2019 9:49 PM EST

Austin Fort: Impressing in camp

Fort has garnered extra reps in practice and has impressed with his receiving ability, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: Fort started his time at Wyoming as a quarterback and transitioned to tight end with Josh Allen in the fold. He nabbed just 17 passes in college before signing as an undrafted free agent with Denver, but he's reportedly caught just about everything in camp. Denver is deep with young tight ends from the past three drafts -- Noah Fant, Jake Butt, and Troy Fumagalli -- but Fort's getting opportunities with the latter two nursing injuries. Fort's immediate future might be on the practice squad, but don't be surprised if he sneaks onto the roster sometime this season.

July 25, 2019 7:41 PM EST

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