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NFL free agency 2016: David Bruton to Redskins, updating Giants tackle options

The free agency carousel is still spinning. The safety market is thinning, and there is intrigue in the tackle market.

David Bruton
David Bruton
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Cross another free safety option off the list for the New York Giants as David Bruton, formerly of the Denver Broncoshas signed with the Washington Redskins. The deal is reportedly for three years.

Bruton, a 29-year-old seven-year veteran, has spent his entire career in Denver and has made only eight starts. He played well in 2015 for the Broncos, however, and will now apparently get a chance to start in Washington.

Where are the Giants in the search for a safety? Reggie Nelson of the Cincinnati Bengals and Rashad Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals would be the most logical options on short-term deals. Is Tony Jefferson of Arizona, a 24-year-old three-year veteran who is a restricted free agent, also a possibility.

Levi Damien of SB Nation's Silver and Black Pride Tuesday raised the idea that the Cardinals' acquisition of Chandler Jones via trade from the New England Patriots might put Arizona in a salary cap position where it would be unable to match an offer for Jefferson, who carries an original round tender. He was an undrafted player, which means Arizona would receive no compensation if it were to choose not to match an offer to Jefferson.

Jefferson started seven games for the Cardinals in 2015 and has 17 starts in his three-year career. He might fit the Giants' profile of trying to find free agents whose best years may still be ahead of them.

Offensive tackle update

Word came out this afternoon that Donald Penn, who some thought was visiting the Giants today, will not do so until later in the week. I'm also told that Russell Okung, who visited the Giants last week and has made a couple of other visits since then, is still talking with the Seattle Seahawks about a potential return there.