He’s an energetic guy by nature, but Bills new WR Ramses Barden is very happy to be on Buffalo’s roster after signing with the club Thursday.
In an appearance on the John Murphy Show, Barden expressed his appreciation for the opportunity with the Bills.
“I’m excited man. I don’t even know where to start. It’s a fresh start, a new beginning. It feels new. I feel really, really grateful to have a job and be part of this organization and be part of a winning culture,” he said.
Barden worked out for the team prior to signing with a handful of other potential players and got a good vibe spending the day at One Bills Drive.
“You get the sense of the history right away, driving up seeing the stadium, knowing the history and the snow games. It’s a special place and I’m definitely honored to be a part of it,” said Barden. “I felt that throughout the day seeing the pictures and feeling the history. It feels like a nice place to be.
“There are some places that are not as good as others. Just being in the meeting rooms and meeting with the coaches it seems like a warm place that cares about its fans and its people. So I feel like I can be a tremendous attribute to the offense and team as a whole. I feel like I bring some leadership qualities, some hard work and dedication and desire to win and grow and evolve. I’m excited for 2014 and see where we can go.”
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With the Bills signing five more reserve/future free agents Thursday it’s clear that big is going to be a theme at the wide receiver position.
WR Ramses Barden is the most recent example of that approach, which began with the in season signings of practice squad receivers Cordell Roberson (6’4″ 210) and Brandon Kaufmann (6’5″ 215). Barden measures in at 6’6″ and 224 pounds. His NFL career has been mainly restricted to a reserve role in the New York Giants offense. From 2009 to 2012 he appeared in 29 games, but recorded just 29 catches for 394 yards (13.6 avg.).
The 28-year old has a clocked 40 time of 4.56, which puts him in the same company as Stevie Johnson.
Buffalo also added Liberty product Chris Summers, who measures in at 6’4″ and 213 pounds. He spent the 2012 season on Minnesota’s practice squad as well as the entire 2013 offseason with the Vikings. He didn’t make the squad however, as he was cut when the roster had to be reduced.
Counting Kevin Elliott, who is working his way back from a torn ACL, Buffalo now has five receivers on the roster that are 6’4″ or taller. Bills GM Doug Whaley has made a concerted effort to increase the size at receiver.
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