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Washington signs Broncos safety David Bruton

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The offseason math in Denver is troubling, because every time they keep one, it seems like one’s headed out the door moments later.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Washington signed safety David Bruton to a three-year deal worth $9 million, with another $1.5 million available in incentives.

Bruton’s primarily been a special teamer, but emerged as a solid defensive contributor last year before breaking his leg.

Washington has been scrambling for reliable safety play of late, pressing older corners into that role of late. DeAngelo Hall played well enough there last year, and when Will Blackmon returned, the possibility of his moving inside was mentioned.

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16 Responses to “Washington signs Broncos safety David Bruton”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 15, 2016 5:07 PM

    So is the mandate to not refer to them as the Redskins and really keep pushing this “Washington team” thing?

  2. gwall22 says: Mar 15, 2016 5:12 PM

    Really hoping the Redskins still make a 1-2 year offer to Reggie Nelson to shore up some of the secondary, then drafting one of the CB’s at #21

  3. johnnybaggadonuts says: Mar 15, 2016 5:14 PM

    Good for Bruton for getting paid…but this one stings for my Broncos. He’s one of those locker room leader types. Thanks for the memories David.

  4. newsletterczar says: Mar 15, 2016 5:18 PM

    In Scot (with one t) we trust; special teams where absolute dog meat during the Shanahan era. With the really big names (read big dollars) coming off the board now is the time to build some depth.

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 15, 2016 5:27 PM

    Bruton is solid. Will be interesting to see how he works there.

    I don’t get the whole deal with Reggie Nelson. Yes, he’s 30, but who’s looking for a 5-6 year deal? He has to be realistic, and I’m sure a couple of teams could do a two year deal with an option for a third in case he declines rapidly.

  6. ncdbfan says: Mar 15, 2016 5:41 PM

    Good pick up for Skins fan. I loved Bruton in Denver over the years. Probably could of been a great starter, but for the most part played back-up. Special teams ace. Denver should have keep him smh!!!

  7. abninf says: Mar 15, 2016 5:43 PM

    The Redskins signed him.

  8. skins1970 says: Mar 15, 2016 5:49 PM

    Just a reminder the team’s nick name is the REDSKINS. Some might start to think the university of Washington are now signing pro players to go back to college and play for them..

  9. hailtothenamechange says: Mar 15, 2016 6:02 PM

    The cost seems a little high for a backup/special teamer.

  10. renhoekk2 says: Mar 15, 2016 6:50 PM

    Thought Karl Joseph in 2nd rd would have been a good pick for the Skins. Probably not now.

  11. thirdistheworrd says: Mar 15, 2016 7:01 PM

    renhoekk2 says:
    Mar 15, 2016 6:50 PM

    Thought Karl Joseph in 2nd rd would have been a good pick for the Skins. Probably not now.
    Really doubt one vet on a three year contract is going to prevent the Redskins from drafting a top flight safety. Regardless, there’s no way Joseph goes before the third round– he’s a baller but he’s short and coming off a major injury. Su’a Cravens is a name to keep in mind though.

  12. gem says: Mar 15, 2016 7:32 PM

    Great signing for Washington, starting quality, big hitting, big bodied, safety,.. back-up on a secondary of superstars. Wasn’t relegated to special teams instead starred in his roles there.
    Denver at a ..rob Peter to pay Paul, point. Gave David a chance by a release to cash into some security. You are going to love this high character, Steve Atwater type safety.. Thanks David

  13. broncoschick says: Mar 15, 2016 7:50 PM

    Keep chanting ‘it’s a business’. But damn this one hurts. What a stand up guy and leader (on/off the field) and one of the Broncos unsung heroes. I hate free agency with my entire being. Thanks David for everything, you are a stand up guy and we will miss you.

  14. n0funnystuff says: Mar 16, 2016 10:27 AM

    Damn… I rooted for Bruton many years here in Denver as a special teams captain. He is a great teammate and community guy and really stepped up with some great plays on the amazing Denver D last season. Always been a role player/special teamer here but he really flashed last year it will be interesting to see what he does as a potential starter. Denver will miss him for sure.

  15. theproductdoctor says: Mar 16, 2016 1:02 PM

    Love that Scot building our secondary like his former Seahawks. Our secondary used to be filled with 5-10, 5-11 guys that would lose the battle against taller receivers. Our new secondary is over has many players 6-0, 6-1, 6-2 and should make a really help our defensive efforts.

    Taller, younger, faster, skilled. Heading in the right direction! Hail.

  16. theheyseed says: Mar 17, 2016 11:32 PM

    Good move for the Redskins. Quietly building a team to get back to winning playoff games.

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