David Bruton DB DEN 10 Months

Broncos S David Bruton made a "big jump" in spring practices.

"Every year that I've been here he's improved slightly every year," assistant DBs coach Sam Garnes said. "And this year he made a big jump." A special teams standout, Bruton has never been asked to play much defense in his four seasons with the Broncos. He could push SS Mike Adams for the starting job this summer, but it's unlikely that Bruton will unseat him.

David Bruton DB DEN 10 Months

Broncos DC Jack Del Rio has give S David Bruton a long look during the team's offseason program.

Bruton primarily played special teams in his first four seasons, and saw just 34 snaps on defense last season. At 6'2" and 211lbs, Bruton is bigger than Mike Adams, the incumbent starter at strong safety. Quentin Jammer is also posing a legitimate threat to start this year.

David Bruton DB DEN Mar 11 '13

Broncos re-signed S David Bruton to a three-year contract.

25-year-old Bruton doesn't play on defense, but he is a force as a special teams gunner. His return should not affect Denver's plans to upgrade at safety.

David Bruton DB DEN Feb 15 '13

According to the Denver Post, the Broncos are "hoping to re-sign" free agent S David Bruton.

Bruton played just 35 snaps on defense last season, but is a special teams linchpin. Unless someone wants to give the former fourth-round pick a chance on defense, Bruton should be back in Denver.

David Bruton DB DEN Jan 14 '12

Broncos S David Bruton was shaken up in the third quarter of Saturday's Divisional round playoff game at New England.

Bruton had been starting in place of Brian Dawkins. Backups Rahim Moore and Rafael Bush are now the safeties in a 42-7 game with the Patriots still operating out of the no-huddle offense.

David Bruton DB DEN Aug 26 '11

Broncos S David Bruton (concussion) returned to action Friday, participating in the pre-practice walkthrough.

He should be good to go. Bruton, 24, was thankfully diagnosed with only a concussion after leaving Denver's second preseason game in an ambulance. The Notre Dame alum racked up 10 special teams tackles in 16 games last season.

David Bruton DB DEN Aug 21 '11

Broncos S David Bruton has been diagnosed with a concussion.

That's actually good news after Bruton had to leave the stadium in an ambulance on Saturday evening. A reserve, Bruton appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos last season, notching 26 tackles. His roster spot is likely secure.

David Bruton DB DEN Aug 21 '11

Broncos S David Bruton had to be helped off the field in Saturday's preseason game and later left the stadium in an ambulance.

Bruton has "a head injury," though no further details have been given. Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post tweeted, "Scary, scary stuff," so our prayers go out to Bruton. Hopefully he's being brought to the hospital for precautionary reasons, and we'll be sure to bring you an update when we know more.