Ramses Barden was never able to live up to the hype after being drafted in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft with high expectations of being the big and tall receiver who created plays and impact similar to what Plaxico Burress did for the New York Giants.
Even after the 2012 season and when Barden wanted out from the Giants, he still came back to the team on a one-year deal with hopes of finally breaking out in 2013, but he never even made it onto the field for the Giants, as he got injured during the preseason and was released in early September following an injury settlement.
On Thursday, Barden caught on with his next team and, potentially, the second chance he's looking for in his career as he signed a reserve/future contract with the Buffalo Bills and will compete for a spot on their 53-man roster for 2014.
In his five years with the Giants, Barden hauled in 29 catches for 394 yards and no touchdowns. Back in 2012, Barden had one breakout game against the Carolina Panthers when he had nine catches for 138 yards but then suffered a concussion and was never able to duplicate that kind of production for the Giants.
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