- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Washington Redskins continued to add more depth to the roster and signed former Denver Broncos strong safety David Bruton.

Bruton, 28, was an unrestricted free agent after playing seven seasons with the Broncos. He recorded a career-high 43 tackles in 13 games last season, along with seven pass deflections, two interceptions and one sack.

The Redskins are still trying to figure out the safety position. Washington released veteran free safety Dashon Goldson to save $8 million in cap space before free agency began and retained strong safety Duke Ihenacho, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Ihenacho, who was teammates with Bruton for two seasons in Denver, played in just one game last year after breaking his wrist. The previous season, Ihenacho broke his foot in Week 3 and was put on injured reserve.

Veteran DeAngelo Hall will attempt a full-time transition to safety in his 13th season, a move he made at the end of 2015 after returning from a sprained toe. Kyshoen Jarret, who played cornerback after being drafted as a free safety, also adds depth, but is still rehabbing from a neck and shoulder injury.



Bruton also played 58 percent of the Broncos’ special teams snaps in 2015, the fifth-most on the team. On Monday, the Redskins also re-signed cornerback Will Blackmon. Like Blackmon, Bruton brings a veteran presence to the Redskins’ secondary.

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