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Monday, September 23, 2013
Redskins notes: Rambo must make plays

By John Keim

ASHBURN, Va. -- Rookie safety Bacarri Rambo didn’t play a snap from scrimmage on defense after starting the first two games. The Redskins opted for three corners and one safety in their base package because they wanted to play a lot of man coverage and wanted Brandon Meriweather instead of Rambo playing the deep middle.

But Rambo also has to start making plays if he wants to stay in the lineup. He did participate on special teams Sunday.

“When he gets his opportunities he has to take advantage of it,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “We’re not here to keep his spirits up. When he does play special teams, whatever role you’re in, you better play 100 percent and make some plays. If he doesn’t play anything on defense, he better play well on special teams. And if you don’t play well on special teams and you’re not a starter, you won’t be dressing.  Everyone has a role and it changes during the season.”

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