Inside The Bills

Rambo learned from Washington release

Posted by Chris Brown on December 18, 2015 – 10:22 am

Last year at this time Bacarri Rambo had spent all of a month with the Buffalo Bills. He was signed off the street after he was released by Washington in mid-September. Rambo made an early impact with his two-interception game last season in an upset win over Green Bay. It’s been onward and upward since then, but Rambo isn’t sure his career would’ve taken its current trajectory had Washington not released him in the first place.

When the club that made him a sixth-round pick released him it was a wake up call for Rambo. That’s why he has no hard feelings toward the Washington club.

“I’m mature enough to understand that it is business, it’s no hard feelings,” said Rambo this week. “I still communicate with some of the guys that are still there but I see that as a positive. It just made me grow into a more mature understanding of the game and the business of the NFL. It just made me grow up a whole lot.

“Being released, it just made me go harder. It made my just prepare and take the game a lot more serious because you never know when you’re last down will be.”

Rambo, who is a question mark for Sunday’s game after suffering a setback with a nagging knee injury Wednesday in practice, has been a valuable void filler at safety since Aaron Williams went down with a neck injury. He stands fifth on the team in tackles, is tied for first on the team in forced fumbles and is third in pass breakups.


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