Austin Fort

Austin Fort

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

Austin Fort: Heading to IR

The Broncos will place Fort (knee) on injured reserve, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Fort is still working his way back from the torn ACL that caused him to miss the entire 2019 campaign. Klis seems to imply that the Broncos will wait until after Saturday's cut deadline to place Fort on injured reserve, in which case he won't be subjected to waivers and will leave the door open for a potential 2020 return.

September 5, 2020 10:49 AM EST

Austin Fort: Set for extended absence

Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Fort is expected to miss 4-to-8 weeks after undergoing an arthroscopic knee procedure, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Fort already missed the entire 2019 season with a torn ACL, and this news doesn't bode well for his chances to start the 2020 season on time either. Fort is still a bit buried on the depth chart behind younger options, so he's not likely to make a fantasy impact anyway heading into the 2020 campaign.

August 17, 2020 4:42 PM EST

Austin Fort: Set to go under knife

Fort (knee) will undergo an arthroscopic knee procedure, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Fort sat out of the 2019 season after tearing his ACL, and he's expected to be out a while following this procedure. The 25-year-old tight end was a long shot to make an impact in the Broncos' offense anyway, and he could be a cut candidate in the future.

August 14, 2020 4:46 PM EST

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, 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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