Redskins add Broncos free agent safety David Bruton

The Redskins add another under-the-radar piece by signing a key contributor from the Super Bowl champion Broncos.

The Washington Redskins made their long awaited second addition in free agency by adding help for the secondary.

The Redskins signed former Denver Broncos safety and special teams stn David Bruton Tuesday, the team announced. 

Bruton, 28, spent all seven of his NFL seasons with Broncos after Denver selected him in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

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Defensive end Kendall Reyes was the only other outside free agent added by Washington. Both players project more as role players and contributors rather than frontline starters. 

On the surface, the 6-foot-2 Bruton likely takes over Jeron Johnson's role as a defensive back contributor and special teams leader. Washington cut Johnson earlier this month.

Bruton registered a career-high 42 tackles last season along with seven passes defensed, two interceptions and a sack during Denver's run to the Super Bowl.

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