The Miami Dolphins lost Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones for the season last week when it was discovered he had a torn rotator cuff. The team moved him to IR earlier this week to cement the tough blow to their defense. They’ll now be without one of the top rated safeties in the league for the rest of the 2016 season.
So with Jones out, the Dolphins needed to bring in an extra safety and they did just that on Tuesday. The team announced this afternoon that safety Bacarri Rambo has been signed to the active roster.
Rambo, who previously played for the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins during his four seasons in the NFL, is 6-foot, 211 pounds and has 109 career tackles. His best season came in 2015 with the Bills, as he produced a career-high 62 tackles and one interception. He’s also started 11 games during his time with the Bills and Redskins.
In addition to Rambo, Miami worked out three other safeties on Tuesday. Major Wright, James Ihedigbo and Brandian Ross also participated in the try-out format practice. Rambo, a former University of Georgia standout, was the winner of the contest and the Dolphins did not let him leave without a contract.
To make room for Rambo’s addition to the roster, the team placed running back Arian Foster on the reserve-retired list. He surprisingly announced his retirement from football on Monday at just age 30.