David Bruton was back on the sidelines at Dove Valley this week, decked out in orange and blue and a Broncos ball cap, just like old times. But, to the surprise of some of his former teammates, the once-safety and special-teams ace arrived with a new title, as a physical therapist in the making.

Bruton has been accruing observational hours with director of sports medicine Steve Antonopulos and the Broncos’ athletic training staff during camp and before letting him go Monday, they decided to surprise him.

Following the morning practice inside the Pat Bowlen fieldhouse, Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis presented Bruton with a framed No. 30 jersey and said a few words to thank him for his work on the field and in the community during his seven years with the team.

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