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Charles, Powell, Rambo now free agents

Posted by Chris Brown on March 9, 2016 – 4:03 pm

The Bills already informed restricted free agent TE MarQueis Gray that he wouldn’t be extended a qualifying offer by Buffalo. It’s likely DL Stefan Charles, LB Ty Powell and S Bacarri Rambo were extended the same courtesy by the Bills as all three have become unrestricted free agents.

Charles, Powell and Rambo were not tendered qualifying offers prior to the 4 pm deadline today (Wednesday) thereby making the three restricted free agent now unrestricted and available to sign with any of the other 31 teams in the NFL.

Even though Charles, Powell and Rambo are readily available to any team that might be interested, it’s possible that they could return to the Bills at a lesser amount than the low tender figure of $1.67M. However, if there is a contract offer made to any of them of any significance, Buffalo is not expected to compete for their services.

Buffalo also did not tender an offer to RB Cierre Wood, who was the Bills only exclusive rights free agent. He too is a free agent free to sign anywhere.


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Mario looks good, Rambo, Karlos still iffy

Posted by Chris Brown on December 18, 2015 – 1:08 pm

All three are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Washington, but one appears to have a much better chance to play than the others.

Mario Williams, who missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, was able to get out on the field and practice on a limited basis Friday. It was an encouraging sign for head coach Rex Ryan.

“That’s a good sign,” said Ryan. “He practiced so that looks good. He was in the meetings this week and had a mask on (so he didn’t spread germs). But we think he’s going to be ready to roll.”

Bacarri Rambo (knee) and Karlos Williams (shoulder) are both bigger question marks for Sunday.

Rambo was able to return to practice Friday after suffering a setback in Wednesday’s practice that forced him to sit out Thursday’s session.

“I think he looked good,” said Ryan of his Friday practice. “We’ve just got to be careful with him because he’s been dealing with that knee for quite a while. But it’s good to have him back out there.”

For Karlos Williams it’s a contact issue. Without there being much contact in practice this time of year when bodies are worn down it’s hard to ascertain just what kind of punishment Williams injured shoulder can take.

“You really don’t know. You don’t know,” said Williams. “If it happens it happens this Sunday. If not, you’ve got to wait another week and play the next opponent. It goes day by day.”

“We’ll see. He’s doing well,” said Ryan of Karlos Williams. “He’s running great out here and he’s trying and pushing so hopefully we get good news on it. But you’re not going to put a guy out there if he’s not ready for contact. If he’s not, we’re not putting him out there.”


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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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TE Gray has fractured forearm

Posted by Chris Brown on October 5, 2015 – 1:24 pm

Bills head coach Rex Ryan provided an injury update on TE MarQueis Gray Monday.

“Gray might have a broken bone in his forearm,” said Ryan.

When asked if it’s an injury he can play with, Ryan wasn’t sure.

“Obviously a fractured forearm doesn’t sound very good,” Ryan said. “So we’ll see, but he’ll meet with the experts on that.”

Ryan also said that Bacarri Rambo has a thigh contusion from Sunday’s game.


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Rambo: Don’t blame the pass rush

Posted by Chris Brown on September 20, 2015 – 11:22 pm

The Bills defensive game plan was to use their advantageous matchups up front and just rush their front four at Tom Brady on passing downs so they could drop seven into coverage. That was the plan through much of the first half, but Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus and Jerry Hughes could not get home, and it had nothing to do with their abilities as pass rushers.

Bills Bacarri Rambo, who saw it all unfold from his safety position said Patriots QB Tom Brady just gets the ball out too fast for any pass rush to matter.

“It wasn’t even the pass rush; it’s just, (Tom Brady) wasn’t holding on to the ball long enough to allow our pass rush to get there,” said Rambo. “We’ve got four guys that can get home each and every play if they want, and they’re going to, because that’s how those guys play up front. But, it wasn’t even on them by getting home, it’s Brady just knew where the ball was going as soon as he got the ball, one, two, the ball was gone. So, it had nothing to do with the pass rush.”


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