The Buffalo Bills have brought back a familiar face just two days before the start of training camp.
Safety Bacarri Rambo, who played 19 games for the team over the 2014-15 seasons, was one of three players signed Tuesday. The Bills also added linebacker Sam Barrington and offensive lineman Karim Barton to the roster.
Rambo, 27, played in four games with the Bills in 2014, earning his first career interception -- and later adding another one -- during a 21-13 upset victory over the Green Bay Packers in December. He had a career-high 62 tackles, 11 passes defensed and two forced fumbles the following season, when he appeared in 15 games and made eight starts. The Bills elected not to re-sign him after the 2015 season, however, and Rambo spent last year with the Miami Dolphins. He started five games and appeared in nine overall, making 42 tackles, one interception and three passes defensed.
He figures to have a good shot at making the Bills' 53-man roster, because there is hardly any veteran depth behind projected starters Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer.
Barrington, 26, is a 6-foot-1, 246-pounder who split the 2016 season between the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints, playing in seven games. A former seventh-round draft pick of the Packers out of South Florida, Barrington suffered a foot injury in Week One of the 2015 season that ended his year. He figures to compete for a job as a reserve linebacker and contributor on special teams.
Barton, 25, is a guard who checks in at 6-3, 315 pounds. He has spent time on the practice squad with Clelveland, Houston and Tennessee. He's a long shot for the Bills' 53-man roster at one of their deeper positions.
The Bills released linebacker Anthony Harrell and designated offensive lineman Patrick Lewis as waived/injured because of a knee injury. Lewis was scheduled to count $1.3 million against the Bills' salary cap in 2017 after signing a curious contract extension last year. If he goes unclaimed on waivers, the Bills can put him on injured reserve or negotiate an injury settlement.