The Denver Broncos have lost special teams stalwart and solid backup safety, David Bruton Jr., as he signed a three-year deal with the Washington Redskins worth $9 million over three years and includes $1.5 million in incentives.
Safety David Bruton has signed a three-year deal with Washington.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 15, 2016
Broncos worked to keep Bruton, even matching the Redskins' offer. Came down to playing time.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 15, 2016
Bruton notched 49 tackles, with two forced fumbles and two interceptions in 2015. Much of that due to extended playing time as both T.J. Ward and Darian Stewart went down with injuries late in the regular season.
You may recall Bruton played through a broken leg against a regular season matchup against the New England Patriots, so the Redskins are certainly getting a tough dude in Bruton.
Ryan Harris also found a new home and a new $3.9 million contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He filled in admirably, but the Broncos showed zero interest in retaining Harris after this season.