Jim Haslett expects Bacarri Rambo or Phillip Thomas to start at free safety

According to CSNWashington.com, Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett believes either Bacarri Rambo or Phillip Thomas will be starting at free safety this season.

“I think one of them. Yeah, I really do think one of them will be on the grass,” said Haslett. “I’m not sure which one, but one of them I think is going to have to… I think they’ll all help us. I think all three of them are going to help us. I just don’t know to what extent yet.”

Haslett was asked what each player brings to the table.

“He’s got great ball skills,” Haslett said of Thomas. “[He] has the ability to come up with key plays, big interceptions. Both of them [Thomas and second-round CB David Amerson] led the NCAA in interceptions. Phillip’s got good size, good enough speed. The guy likes football, understands football, studies football.”

Haslett really likes Rambo’s knack for finding the ball.

“Bacarri is a guy – he’s a really good athlete,” he said. “[He] was a high school quarterback. Also has good ball skills, has the chance to make a lot of plays for you. And that’s what wins in the league.”

It sounds like either way, the Skins will have a rookie at safety since both Thomas and Rambo are going into their first NFL season.