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Buffalo Bills Sign Former New York Giants WR Ramses Barden to Reserve/Futures Deal

January 17th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
By Doug Rush

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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10 Responses to “Buffalo Bills Sign Former New York Giants WR Ramses Barden to Reserve/Futures Deal”

  1.  rlhjr says:

    Barden?? The great decision maker? ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    kujo says:
    January 17, 2014 at 9:59 AM
    “I’ve been saying it since the Wilson injury.

    Look for us to spend $$$ on a running back this offseason. We’re not gonna go crazy, but I’ll bet we end up being a real contender for a guy like Ben Tate.”

    That would be smart. Are you sure Reese is up to the task?

  2.  Krow says:

    Whatever … best of luck. He was never a problem or a jerk or anything. Hope he catches on.

  3.  rlhjr says:

    However, if I were a running back, not exactly sure I would be rolling to NY blue without knowing there was an offensive line in place. No way I take incentives to come to the Giants. I need straight cash homey…………….

  4.  JimStoll says:


    JimStoll says:
    January 17, 2014 at 9:32 AM
    Beatty was so horrible this past season that, combined with the broken leg, the team would be nuts to bet the future on him.
    He’s always been soft at the point of attack.
    He’s now suffered 3 injuries that have caused him to miss substantial tiem.
    And this past year he just got abused in every way possible.
    I have already said I’d bet dollars to donuts that he’s not ready for camp or the regular season
    but even if he is, based on this past season, and even taking into account the over-priced contract JR so foolishly gave him, he has to be subject to a quick hook.
    2 games ala 2013 and he should ride pine

    rlhjr says:
    January 17, 2014 at 9:43 AM
    JimStoll, I have to agree with you. The only sliver of hope I can find is if the guy returns to start or at the end of training camp and is fit, and significantly stronger and bigger. If he can get a push run blocking and absorb a bull rush then he can stay. In not, scalpel please.

    stuh says:
    January 17, 2014 at 9:49 AM
    That’s a nice wish list. It ain’t happening.

    kujo says:
    January 17, 2014 at 9:58 AM
    He didn’t miss any time in 2013, Jim. Thus, your “he’s now suffered 3 injuries that have caused him to miss substantial time” bit is just flat out wrong.

    And yes, he was terrible this year. But he was very good the previous year, and equally good the year before that (until he was injured).

    So, no. You don’t run from that guy. Not after 1 year. But if this continues in 2014, I agree–it’ll be time to consider moving on. But you can’t just assume that’s going to be so.

    JimStoll says:
    January 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM
    he had a foot injury in 2010; an eye injury in 2011 i believe
    he was drafted in 2008
    It took him forever to unseat Diehl
    I’m not sure he was very good in 2012 given how poorly the offense performed, especially in the second half

    but we’ll have to wait and see
    you can’t pay and play on yesterday’s performance forever without ending up saddled with the Diehl’s, Snee’s and Baas’ of the world

    •  kujo says:

      To your last point, all 3 of those characters have underperformed (**understatement alert**) for several (as in 2+) years.

      Beatty had 1 bad year.

      You’re jumping the gun. I don’t disagree with your assessment of his play, but I think you are far too quick to assume it will continue, or that it will result in him having his position switched–which ought to WONDERS for a guy’s confidence.

      •  Krow says:

        Why create a new problem when we already have plenty ?

        •  JimStoll says:

          not sure this is creating a new problem
          2013 happened
          and it wasn’t just a bad season, it was epically bad
          he may well have been the worst lineman on the team

          we can hope it was an aberration; but he was so bad ….

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