Should the Denver Broncos Bring Back David Bruton Jr.?
With the news of the Washington Redskins waiving former Denver Broncos safety David Bruton Jr., should the Broncos look to add the former special teams captain back to the roster?
It was clearly seen in the loss against the Kansas City Chiefs that special teams suffered quite a bit.
The biggest drawback to special teams was the return game on both sides.
The Denver Broncos allowed a touchdown on a safety return by Tyreek Hill and Jordan Norwood muffed two punts, one of which was recovered by the Chiefs.
It appears as if the special teams could use a bit of a spark. Perhaps one that a former special teams captain could provide.
It was reported today that the Washington Redskins have surprisingly waived safety David Bruton Jr. from the team on Friday. He was placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured list at the time.
The longtime Broncos safety had suffered a concussion during the season.
David Bruton Jr. was a great special teams player for the Broncos until a terrible leg injury in Week 15 of last season against the Pittsburgh Steelers ended his season.
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What was impressive to me was that he continued to play the game virtually on one leg. That is true determination.
With David Bruton Jr. looking for a new team, should the Broncos consider picking him up?
I say it would not hurt to do so. He was one of the best special teams players for the Broncos last season leading up to his injury.
The Washington Redskins gave him a better opportunity to start, which is why he decided to play in the Nation’s Capital.
What could David Bruton Bring to the table?
His excellent special teams tackling could be really helpful for the Broncos. As we saw last Sunday, the team could use some help in that department.
David Bruton Jr. also brings the fire and passion to the team. There was a reason after all that he was a captain for the team.
However, with Darian Stewart, T.J. Ward, Justin Simmons, and Will Parks, there is little chance that Bruton Jr. would get a lot of opportunities on defense.
However, he could take the chance with the opportunity. And this could be a good chance for him to return as far as depth wise.
The Denver Broncos currently have eight wide receivers and two long snappers on their active roster. That will not last very long. So, there are two roster spots right there that the team could fill in the next couple weeks.
David Bruton Jr. also seems to be healthy since he was released. If the concussion was serious, he would have remained on the Injured Reserve list.
It is all in the cards. The roster spots soon to open up, his leadership, his special teams play, and his ability to play on defense.
John Elway, I would pick the phone up in the next couple weeks and give this man a call.