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David Bruton | Defensive Back | #30

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (114) / DEN
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Free agent SS David Bruton worked out for the Ravens on Wednesday.
Bruton was cut by Washington earlier this month. A concussion sent him to injured reserve when he was on the Redskins but he seems to have recovered. Bruton graded out as one of the worst safeties in football when healthy this year. Wed, Dec 7, 2016 05:52:00 PM

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Redskins waived SS David Bruton.

Bruton was placed on injured reserve with a concussion about two months ago. He was having a dismal year before his injury, grading out as PFF's No. 79 safety out of 81 qualifiers. Bruton inked a three-year, $9 million deal with Washington last offseason.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 05:03:00 PM

Redskins placed SS David Bruton on injured reserve with a concussion.

Bruton is being replaced by 31-year-old SS Donte Whitner. Bruton was signed to a three-year deal in the offseason, but graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 79 safety out of 81 qualifiers after four weeks. He was particularly bad in run defense for a Redskins unit that hasn't been able to stop the run. Whitner will help there. Bruton will be out a minimum of eight weeks.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 01:37:00 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic reports David Bruton is getting the "first crack" at the Redskins' strong safety job.

Rich Tandler said Duke Ihenacho would have to be "clearly superior" in training camp to unseat Bruton, who started just eight games in his seven years with the Broncos. He does have a fourth-round pedigree, however, and showed well as a short stint as a starter before breaking his leg last season. DeAngelo Hall is locked in at free safety.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 12:18:00 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said SS David Bruton is the early favorite to start.

Bruton is getting first-team reps opposite DeAngelo Hall at OTAs. He's been a rotational safety/backup his entire career, but is coming off a strong 2015 before going down late in the year. With second-rounder Su'a Cravens also slated for snaps, Bruton may not have an every-down role even if he wins the job.
Wed, May 25, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Redskins signed S David Bruton, formerly of the Broncos, to a three-year, $9 million contract.

It's a nice signing for a team that received arguably the league's worst safety play in 2015. Bruton has been a key reserve for the Broncos since 2009, and was having a strong 2015 before breaking his leg late in the year. Bruton is a core special teamer who should be one of the Redskins' top three safeties in 2016.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 04:42:00 PM

Free agent S David Bruton visited the Redskins on Tuesday.

Per ESPN's John Keim, the Broncos also remain interested in re-signing Bruton. Bruton played 497 effective snaps last season before breaking his leg.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 03:48:00 PM

Free agent S David Bruton said he's "heard" the Bears, Dolphins, and Giants are interested in him.

The Bears connection makes sense from a mere dot-connecting standpoint, as coach John Fox was with Bruton in Denver. Bruton has started just eight games total since being a 2009 fourth-round pick of the Broncos, but he figures to draw heavy interest because of his special teams prowess. Bruton said he's looking for a deal in the three-year, $15 million range.
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Broncos placed S David Bruton on injured reserve with a broken leg, ending his season.

DB Shaun Prater has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. The Broncos' No. 3 safety somehow played through the ailment on Sunday. Bruton also missed time earlier this month with a sprained knee. Going on 29, Bruton will be a free agent in March. He's spent his entire seven-year career as a reserve for the Broncos.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 03:52:00 PM

Broncos S David Bruton played through a broken right fibula in Sunday's loss to the Steelers, but is "going to miss time."

Bruton suffered the injury in the first quarter. It's incredible he remained on the field with what is now slated to be a 4-6 week injury. Bruton was already slowed by a knee issue earlier this month. The Broncos' safety corps is majorly banged up.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Broncos SS David Bruton has a sprained MCL and PCL.

That's in addition to a bone bruise. It's a problem, as FS T.J. Ward (ankle) remains week to week, and Omar Bolden has a hamstring issue. Bruton should miss at least Week 14, and possibly much more.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 03:29:00 PM

Broncos SS David Bruton exited Week 13 against the Chargers with a knee injury.

He was helped off the field late in the fourth quarter and did not return. Omar Bolden also left late in the game with a groin injury, and T.J. Ward was inactive because of a high-ankle sprain. It is possible all three miss next week against the Raiders. Denver may have to make a roster move.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Broncos SS David Bruton suffered a hip injury in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

To make matters worse, Bruton's backup Omar Bolden later departed with a foot injury, leaving heavy snaps for Josh Bush. Both players have just four days to get healthy for Denver's Week 2 trip to Kansas City. It's quite likely Bush will be getting the start at Arrowhead Stadium.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 07:51:00 PM

Broncos S David Bruton made a "big jump" in spring practices.

"Every year that I’ve been here he’s improved slightly every year," assistant DBs coach Sam Garnes said. "And this year he made a big jump." A special teams standout, Bruton has never been asked to play much defense in his four seasons with the Broncos. He could push SS Mike Adams for the starting job this summer, but it's unlikely that Bruton will unseat him.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Broncos DC Jack Del Rio has given S David Bruton a long look during the team's offseason program.

Bruton primarily played special teams in his first four seasons, and saw just 34 snaps on defense last year. At 6-foot-2 and 211 pounds, Bruton is bigger than Mike Adams, the incumbent starter at strong safety. Quentin Jammer is also posing a legitimate threat to start this year.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 10:16:00 AM

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