LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed unrestricted free agent safety David Bruton, Jr. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Bruton (6-2, 217) entered the league as a fourth-round pick (114th overall) of the Denver Broncos in the 2009 NFL Draft. In seven NFL seasons with Denver, he played in 104 career regular season games with eight starts, compiling 114 tackles (92 solo), 16 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, three interceptions, three fumbles recovered and one sack. He has also played in seven career postseason contests, including Super Bowl XLVIII.
Last season, Bruton played in 13 games and posted career highs in tackles (43), passes defensed (seven), interceptions (two) and sacks (1.0). He contributed to the Broncos' championship season before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 15.
Bruton played collegiately at Notre Dame from 2005-08. He totaled 214 career tackles (138 solo), one sack seven interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 48 games with 24 starts for the Irish.
Bruton, 28, attended Miamisburg (Ohio) H.S., where he earned All-Division I-II all-area honors from the Dayton Daily News. He was born July 23, 1987.