Bruton announced Monday that he has retired from professional football, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports.
A fourth-round pick of the Broncos in 2009, Bruton spent seven of his eight NFL seasons in Denver, playing a key reserve role in the secondary and serving as a special teams ace during the team's run to the championship in Super Bowl 50. He latched on with the Redskins in 2016, playing in four games before suffering a season-ending concussion, the sixth documented one since he entered the NFL. With Bruton citing his long-term health as a top priority, he'll walk away from the game and finish his career with 190 total tackles, three interceptions and two sacks in 108 games (12 starts).
Bruton (concussion) was released from the Redskins' injured reserve Friday, The Washington Post reports.
Bruton, who signed a three-year, $9.15 million deal with the Redskins in the offseason, had been on IR since sustaining a concussion earlier on in the season. The team promoted Dashaun Phillips from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Bruton (concussion) was placed on IR on Wednesday, Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post reports.
Bruton was diagnosed with a concussion after Sunday's game, and it's unclear how severe the injury was, but regardless, he's unlikely to play again this year. The team signed Donte Whitner as a replacement shortly before placing Bruton on IR.
Bruton entered the NFL's concussion protocol on Monday.
Bruton will need to pass a series of tests before being allowed back on the field. Through four games, the Notre Dame product sits second on the team in tackles and would be a tough loss if he can't play in Week 5, considering the Redskins are already down starting CB Bashaud Breeland (ankle) and FS DeAngelo Hall (knee).
Washington and Bruton agreed to a contract Tuesday, Stephen Czarda of the team's official site reports.
The veteran safety primarily served on special teams during his seven-year stint with the Broncos, but eight starts litter his 104 career games. Last season, he received three nods in 13 appearances before suffering a season-ending broken right fibula in Week 15, finishing with 49 tackles (37 solo), two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one sack. Although he missed Denver's run to Super Bowl glory, he'll have the opportunity to lock down the first regular starting gig as a professional with Washington.
Bruton (leg) was placed Tuesday on season-ending injured reserve, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.
Bruton unknowingly played through a fractured fibula during Sunday's loss to the Steelers, but after a post-game MRI confirmed the extent of the injury, his season will come to an early end. With starting safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (hamstring) both still injured, the Broncos signed Shaun Prater on Tuesday.
Bruton suffered a broken right fibula during Sunday's game against the Steelers, and while he played through the ailment, he will now miss four to six weeks, the Denver Post reports.
X-rays reportedly didn't show any breaks, but an MRI confirmed the fracture, a fairly incredible result given that Bruton was able to continue playing after suffering the injury when he collided with teammate Aqib Talib. Bruton, who has not been placed on season-ending injured reserve, has a career-high 42 tackles, one sack and two interceptions this season.
Broncos safety David Bruton Jr. said he felt OK after suffering a hip injury in Sunday's win over the Ravens, reports the team's official website. Bruton had to be helped off the field after sustaining the injury.
"I'll definitely be good," Bruton said.
The Broncos will head into their divisional round playoff matchup with the Colts relatively healthy. Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein (knee) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) are considered questionable. Quanterus Smith has been declared out with a knee injury.
David Bruton (concussion/neck), Paul Cornick (toe), Orlando Franklin (concussion), Peyton Manning (thigh), Will Montgomery (knee), Aqib Talib (Achilles), Julius Thomas (ankle), Demaryius Thomas (ankle/finger), Juwan Thompson (hip/knee), T.J. Ward (neck), and Kayvon Webster (shoulder) are all considered probable for Sunday's game.
The Broncos are currently 7-point favorites against the Colts.
Broncos starting guard Orlando Franklin and safety David Bruton got cleared by doctors from their concussions, and both practiced in full pads Wednesday, reports the Denver Post. They're on track to play Sunday against the Colts in the divisional playoffs.
Broncos guard Orlando Franklin and safety David Bruton are going through the league's concussion protocol after being injured Week 17 against the Raiders. Bruton also has a sprained neck, per the team's website.
Denver doesn't play until Sunday, Jan. 11.
Broncos safety David Bruton had to be stretchered off the field Week 17 against the Raiders.
Bruton took a brutal hit on a late punt return, and was tended to by team trainers. Shortly after he was taken off the field, the team diagnosed Bruton with a concussion. He will not return to the game. Bruton was immediately put in an ambulance, and will be evaluated further at a local hospital.
The Broncos will have both Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders Week 17 against the Raiders.
Manning came into the contest listed as probable due to a thigh injury. He was never really expected to miss the contest. Sanders was listed as questionable with a hip issue. He was a limited participant in practice all week.
The team will also have nearly all of their probable players. That means C.J. Anderson, Lamin Barrow, David Bruton Jr., Ryan Clady, Chris Clark, Ronnie Hillman, Will Montgomery, Manny Ramirez, Jacob Tamme, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Kayvon Webster and Derek Wolfe will all attempt to play.
The Broncos have ruled out linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) for Sunday's regular season finale against Oakland. Defensive back T.J. Ward (neck), tackle Paul Cornick (toe) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (hip) were deemed questionable, while 16 players were deemed probable.
Those included running back C.J. Anderson (ankle), linebacker Lamin Barrows (illness), safety David Bruton Jr. (calf), tackle Ryan Clady (thigh), tackle Chris Clark (back), running back Ronnie Hillman (foot), Peyton Manning (thigh), center Will Montgomery (knee), center Manny Ramirez (illness), tight end Jacob Tamme (foot), wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (ankle, hip), tight end Julius Thomas (ankle), running back Juwan Thompson (hip, knee), defensive tackle Mitch Unrein (illness), cornerback Kayvon Webster (shoulder) and defensive end Derek Wolfe (knee).
The Broncos have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs: tight end Julius Thomas (ankle), cornerbacks Aqib Talib (hamstring) and Kayvon Webster (shoulder), running backs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) and tackles Michael Schofield and Chris Clark.
Thomas and Talib were questionable to play, while Ball, Hillman and Webster had all previously been ruled out.
The Broncos will have safety Quinton Carter (ankle) available for the game after he was listed as questionable on Friday's final injury report. The team also had five players listed as probable and all are active, including safety David Bruton (finger), tight end Virgil Green (calf), linebacker Brandon Marshall (concussion), defensive end Quanterus Smith (ankle) and running back Juwan Thompson (knee).
The Broncos ruled out running backs Montee Ball (groin), Ronnie Hillman (foot) along with cornerback Kayvon Webster (shoulder) for Week 13 against Kansas City. Deemed questionable were cornerback Aqib Talib (hamstring), tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) and safety Quinton Carter (ankle).
Meanwhile, the following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Linebacker Brandon Marshall (concussion), defensive end Quanterus Smith (ankle), safety David Bruton (finger), tight end Virgil Green (calf) and backup running back Juwan Thompson (knee).
The Broncos have ruled running backs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) out for Sunday's game against Miami, according to Denver's final injury report for Week 12. The team also listed tight ends Virgil Green (calf) and Julius Thomas (ankle) as questionable.
Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: David Bruton (ankle), Quinton Carter (knee), Ryan Clady (groin), Britton Colquitt (illness), Paul Cornick (shoulder), Emmanuel Sanders (concussion), Steven Johnson (ankle) and Juwan Thompson (knee).
The Broncos have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's game against the 49ers: running back Montee Ball (groin), wide receiver Cody Latimer, cornerback Tony Carter, linebacker Shaquil Barrett, guard Ben Garland, tackle Michael Schofield and defensive tackle Mitch Unrein.
The Broncos are very healthy heading into Week 7, with Ball the only player on the active roster missing the game due to injury. All the team's players listed as probable on the final injury report are active, including running back Juwan Thompson (knee), linebacker Corey Nelson (hamstring), kicker Brandon McManus (groin) and defensive backs Omar Bolden (groin), David Bruton (ankle) and Chris Harris (knee).
Running back Montee Ball (groin) will almost certainly be the lone injured Broncos player out for their Sunday night game against San Francisco. The rest on their injury report issued Friday are probable.
That group consists of defensive backs Omar Bolden (groin), David Bruton (ankle) and Chris Harris (knee), kicker Brandon McManus (groin), linebacker Corey Nelson (hamstring) and running back Juwan Thompson (knee).
The Broncos have listed seven players as probable Week 6 against the Jets.
David Bruton, Andre Caldwell, Chris Harris, Lerentee McCray, Brandon McManus, Michael Schofield and Juwan Thompson should all be able to play Sunday. All seven were able to take part in full practice Friday.