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Buffalo Bills sign safety Bacarri Rambo

In need of more depth in the defensive backfield with Leodis McKelvin injured, the Buffalo Bills are reportedly signing second-year safety Bacarri Rambo.

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The Buffalo Bills are bolstering their depth in the defensive backfield with a pending signing of free agent safety Bacarri Rambo, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1.

Buffalo lost starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin to a fractured ankle during last Thursday's loss to Miami. That means that top corner/safety depth player Corey Graham will be a starting cornerback, likely for the remainder of the season, so the Bills needed a fourth safety in the pecking order.

Rambo is a second-year player out of Georgia that was picked by Washington in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent most of his rookie season on special teams after a quick benching early in the season, and then was waived after two games to start the 2014 season once Brandon Meriweather returned from a suspension. Rambo has been on the open market since September 16.

Even with Graham likely focusing on cornerback full-time, Rambo - a tremendous liability in coverage - will still only be fourth in the pecking order at safety, so his signing is primarily one to aid on special teams. This move has not yet been confirmed by the team, but when it is, it's likely that Rambo's roster spot will come via McKelvin heading to Injured Reserve.