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David Bruton | Defensive Back

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
College: Notre Dame
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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

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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

Broncos re-signed S David Bruton to a three-year, $4.5 million contract.

25-year-old Bruton doesn't play on defense, but he is a force as a special teams gunner. His return should not affect Denver's plans to upgrade at safety.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 11:52:00 AM

According to the Denver Post, the Broncos are "hoping to re-sign" free agent S David Bruton.

Bruton played just 35 snaps on defense last season, but is a special teams linchpin. Unless someone wants to give the former fourth-round pick a chance on defense, Bruton should be back in Denver.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Broncos S David Bruton was shaken up in the third quarter of Saturday's Divisional round playoff game at New England.

Bruton is out for the game with a concussion. He was starting in place of Brian Dawkins. Backups Rahim Moore and Rafael Bush are now the safeties in a 42-7 game with the Patriots still operating out of the no-huddle offense.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:29:00 PM

Broncos S David Bruton (concussion) returned to action Friday, participating in the pre-practice walkthrough.

He should be good to go. Bruton, 24, was thankfully diagnosed with only a concussion after leaving Denver's second preseason game in an ambulance. The Notre Dame alum had 10 special teams tackles in 16 games last year.
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 01:41:00 PM

Broncos S David Bruton has been diagnosed with a concussion.

That's actually good news after Bruton had to leave the stadium in an ambulance on Saturday evening. A reserve, Bruton appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos last season, notching 26 tackles. His roster spot is likely secure.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Aug 21, 2011 12:02:00 PM

Broncos S David Bruton had to be helped off the field in Saturday's preseason game and later left the stadium in an ambulance.

Bruton has "a head injury," and showed preliminary symptoms of a concussion. Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post tweeted, "Scary, scary stuff," so our prayers go out to Bruton. Hopefully he's being brought to the hospital for precautionary reasons, and it's nothing more than a concussion.
Sun, Aug 21, 2011 12:07:00 AM

Broncos S David Bruton suffered a rib injury near his back in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

X-rays taken Sunday were inconclusive and Bruton will undergo more testing Monday. With fellow S Kyle McCarthy (knee) going down and veteran Brian Dawkins (knee) sidelined, the Broncos are paper thin at safety.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Dec 13, 2010 09:55:00 AM

Special teamer David Bruton is expected to replace Brian Dawkins (knee) at strong safety Sunday against the Jets.

Nate Jones is also a candidate, but the Broncos will need Bruton's size and physicality against NFL's leading tandem of LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene. The Broncos are heading into the matchup severely short-handed, giving Jets fantasy players a matchup upgrade.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Oct 12, 2010 07:16:00 PM

Broncos S David Bruton appeared to injure his leg late in Sunday's Week 4 game against the Titans.

The special teamer's injury looked pretty serious, and he had to be helped off the field.
Sun, Oct 3, 2010 04:15:00 PM

Broncos S David Bruton (thigh) is out for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Bruton didn't make the trip to Indy. He'll be missed on special teams.
Sat, Dec 12, 2009 08:12:00 PM

Broncos S David Bruton left Sunday's game with a thigh injury.

The special teamer is doubtful to return.
Sun, Dec 6, 2009 02:50:00 PM

Fourth-round S David Bruton is running with the first-team defense while Brian Dawkins sits out for a few days with what's believed to be a hand injury.

Bruton was expected to make an immediate impact on special teams. It doesn't say much for second-rounder Darcel McBath's progress that the fourth-rounder was the one tabbed to fill in for Dawkins.
Thu, Aug 6, 2009 04:13:00 PM

Broncos signed fourth-round S David Bruton to a four-year contract, including a $480,000 signing bonus.

One of college football's top gunners over the last few years, Bruton should make an immediate contribution on special teams. He wasn't an elite cover safety at Notre Dame, though, so don't anticipate defensive impact soon.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 12:13:00 AM