RICHMOND â€“ Bacarri Rambo said that he has worked in recent days to lift the spirits of fellow rookie safety Phillip Thomas, whom the Redskins have lost for the season with a Lisfranc tear in his left foot.
The Redskins drafted Thomas out of Fresno State in the fourth round of Aprilâ€™s draft, and Rambo out of Georgia in the sixth. The team envisions the two as the future of their safety position. Rambo opened training camp as the starting free safety, and Thomas had spent camp working his way up the depth chart with veteran strong safety Brandon Meriweather still working his way back from anterior cruciate ligament surgery last fall.
Thomas and Rambo started together in last weekâ€™s preseason opener at Tennessee, but Thomas left the game with what originally was described as a mid-foot sprain. Thomas this week traveled to Charlotte to see foot specialist James Anderson and learned that he will miss the entire year.
â€śIâ€™m coaching him up and trying to keep his spirits up and let him know that God has a plan for everything, and just keeping him in my prayers,â€ť said Rambo, who is also Thomasâ€™s roommate. â€śIâ€™m trying to give him as much encouragement as possible and let him know Iâ€™m still here if he needs me. We came in together, so we have a pretty good friendship.
â€śHe was kind of down, but he knows heâ€™s going to make it through it,â€ť Rambo later added. â€śAll of us DBâ€™s are trying to keep his spirits up and let him know that heâ€™s still part of the team.â€ť
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