The Washington Redskins signed FA S David Bruton Tuesday in an effort to reconstruct their secondary, add depth at the safety position, and shore up special teams units.
Bruton (28, 6'2", 217 lbs.) has spent his entire NFL career with the Denver Broncos after being drafted in the fourth round out of Notre Dame in the 2009 NFL Draft.
He's played in 104 games and amassed 162 tackles, 16 PDs, 3 INTs, and 1 sack. He's also started eight games while being a special teams captain for the Broncos for the last three seasons. Furthermore, Bruton was the Broncos 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year and basically played an entire game with a broken leg (and led his team in snaps).
2015 was Bruton's best season as a pro with 42 tackles, 7 PDs, 2 INTs, and 1 sack.
He joins Duke Ihenacho, DeAngelo Hall, and Kyshoen Jarrett in the Redskin safety room and eases the losses of great special teamers like Darrel Young and Jeron Johnson.
People are going to make comparisons between David Bruton and last year's Jeron Johnson signing. Bruton with WAY more experience, though.— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) March 15, 2016
Bruton, an eighth-year veteran out of Notre Dame (6-2, 217) is Washington's second outside free agent signing.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) March 15, 2016
Redskins signed S David Bruton. Source says the deal is worth $9m over three years with another $1.5m in incentives.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 15, 2016
Reserve S and big on special teams. https://t.co/0AgXklB6lc— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) March 15, 2016
Good point. Contracts reflect relative experience/value. https://t.co/iPFmOyWG2H— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) March 15, 2016