Bacarri Rambo has worked primarily with the Redskins starting defense

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It sounds like the Washington Redskins mayhave rookie safety Bacarri Rambo start right away.  So far in camp he’s taken every snap as a safety with the Skins’ first-team defense, according to the Washington Post.

There’s also a chance rookie cornerback David Amerson and safety Phillip Thomas will be asked to play a lot during their first season.

Rambo, a sixth-round pick out of Georgia, has taken every first-team snap at free safety. Amerson, a second-rounder out of North Carolina State, has taken more first-team snaps than any cornerback in camp — sharing the field with veterans DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson at times and other days playing in place of them. Meanwhile, Thomas — a fourth-rounder out of Fresno State — opened camp low on the depth chart but has begun to climb the ranks.

Anything can change between now and Sept. 9 when Washington opens the seasonagainst Philadelphia. But if it opened today, Rambo and Amerson would start. Although inexperienced, both represent their team’s best — and in some cases, healthiest — options at their respective positions.

Having rookies start on defense wouldn’t be a bad thing for the Redskins.  There secondary was one of the worst in the NFL last season.