May 5, 2013; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback David Amerson (39) talks with Redskins safety Bacarri Rambo (29) on the sidelines during rookie minicamp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

David Amerson, Bacarri Rambo get first-team reps as Washington Redskins camp opens


With a few jobs up for grabs in the Washington Redskins secondary, a couple of rookies got a chance to run with the first team on the first day of the team’s training camp. Thanks to Josh Wilson opening camp on the physically unable to perform list, second-round pick David Amerson got the chance to start at right cornerback, while sixth-round selection Bacarri Rambo got a crack at getting a leg up on the competition in the free safety competition.

Wilson is rehabbing from shoulder surgery, so he could return to the starting line up as soon as he is healthy. As for Rambo, he has a better chance at staying in the starting line up as a rookie after last year’s free safety starter Madieu Williams left the team in the offseason.

Rambo was told by the coaching staff that he would have a chance to compete for a starting job and he was up for the task.

“It’s a big opportunity. I just have to go out there and show them I know what I’m doing and make plays,” Rambo said, via the Washington Post. “They just asked did I know what I was doing, and said I was going to get some first-team reps. So I’m just trying to take advantage of the opportunity.”

If Rambo wants to hang on to the starting job, he will need to beat out veteran Reed Doughty and rookie Phillip Thomas.

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