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Redskins Sign Safety David Bruton

Posted Mar 15, 2016

The Washington Redskins on Tuesday announced the signing of safety and special teams ace David Bruton, a veteran of seven NFL seasons, all coming with the Denver Broncos.

The Washington Redskins on Tuesday announced the signing of safety and special teams ace David Bruton, a veteran of seven NFL seasons, all coming with the Denver Broncos.

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As the Washington Redskins look to reconstruct their secondary for the 2016 season, the team signed free agent safety David Bruton on Tuesday.

Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Bruton, 28, is a veteran of seven NFL seasons, all coming with the Denver Broncos, who picked him in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame.

For his career, Bruton -- who stands at 6-foot-2 and weighs 217 pounds -- has appeared in 104 regular season games with 162 tackles, 16 passes defensed, three interceptions and a sack.

Bruton has also started eight games with the Broncos, while being Denver’s special teams ace and one of their team captains in each of the last three seasons.

He recorded his best season during the 2015 season, as he totaled a career-high 42 tackles along with seven passes defensed, two interceptions and a sack.

During the 2012 season, Bruton was named a third alternate for the AFC Pro Bowl team as a special teamer.

In 2011, he finished with eight special teams tackles, ranking third on the team.

Bruton adds immediate depth and experience in the secondary and on special teams for the Redskins, who have been looking for help in both areas this offseason.

Prior to Bruton's signing, Duke Ihenacho was the only listed safety on Washington's roster, though DeAngelo Hall and Kyshoen Jarrett both have experience at safety, too.

But Hall has appeared in only a handful of games there after more than a decade as one of the league’s best cornerbacks and Jarrett is recovering from a season-ending injury suffered against the Dallas Cowboys on Jan. 3.

On special teams, meanwhile, the Redskins are likely looking to fill the void currently left behind by Darrel Young and Jeron Johnson, both currently free agents, who may not return in 2016. The two appeared in 310 and 253 special teams snaps respectively.

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