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The Redskins Waive Bacarri Rambo; Brandon Meriweather Reinstated

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In a move that will surprise no one and has been speculated about for a couple days now, the Redskins waived S Bacarri Rambo Tuesday morning.

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Bacarri Rambo was the Redskins sixth-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.  He looked pretty good in training camp and won the starting spot after S Brandon Meriweather was suspended for the first two games of the season.  He struggled mightily in those two games by being the primary person responsible for allowing both opponent TD's given up by the Redskins, the first being a 76-yard bomb from Fitzpatrick to DeAndre Hopkins in the opener and the second being an easy 63-yard TD from Chad Henne to Marcedes Lewis.  After the Lewis TD, Rambo was benched in favor of Trenton Robinson.  It should be noted that those are the only two TD's given up by the Redskins defense so far this year.

Though Rambo had struggled early this season, it can't be said he's been cut only because of his performance this year.  After being forced to start as a rookie last year, Rambo had a very poor season.  He was benched on more then one occasion by Haslett and Shanahan.  It has never helped Rambo's case that he's basically a non-factor on Special Teams, as well.

The release of Rambo creates the spot that will now be filled by S Brandon Meriweather, who is returning following his two-game suspension for being a beast safety who hits hard and strikes fear into the opponent (or it might have been something about a helmet-to-helmet hit).  Meriweather is likely to start alongside Ryan Clark on Sunday in Philly.  Behind those two, the Redskins now have Trenton Robinson, Duke Ihenacho, and Akeem Davis.  Phillip Thomas is still on the Practice Squad as he recovers from a foot injury.