ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — David Bruton Jr. turned 30 on Sunday, an occasion he said would include “a mountain bike with me on it.” He will complete a summer chemistry class on Thursday, and he has a to-do list that is chock-full of “my new life” as he looks at what’s to come.

The future is now for Bruton, as the longtime special-teams captain of the Denver Broncos formally announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday. The self-professed “nerd of the locker room” said that a combination of health concerns — he said he’s had six concussions in his eight-year career — paired with a loss of passion to prepare for the game and his eagerness to get to the next life step brought him to his decision.

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