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Meriweather's two-game suspension has been upheld, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 reports.
Washington's secondary will thus be short-handed during the first two weeks. Meriweather's likely replacement, Phillip Thomas, is dealing with lingering pain in his surgically-repaired foot, so it's unclear how the coaching staff will cover the gap off the bat.
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Meriweather will appeal the two-game suspension he received Monday following a hit to the Ravens' Torrey Smith over the weekend, ESPN.com reports.
Meriweather was punished for making forcible contact to Smith's head and neck during Saturday's preseason game. While the ruling is being appealed, Meriweather will be eligible to play, although his status as a repeat offender could work against his case to have the suspension lifted.
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Meriweather was suspended two games for his hit of the Ravens' Torrey Smith on Saturday, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.
The NFL determined that the hit included forcible contact to Smith's head and neck. Meriweather has the opportunity to appeal the ruling, which he'll likely take advantage of and could delay the ban beyond the first two outings of the regular season.
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Redskins re-signed SS Brandon Meriweather to a one-year contract.
Meriweather, 30, made 13 starts for the Skins last year, recording 69 tackles, two interceptions, and a forced fumble. He graded out 77th among 86 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' safety ratings. New Redskins nickel back Tracy Porter came in 105th among 110 corners, per PFF. PFF had LCB DeAngelo Hall as its No. 84 corner, and RCB David Amerson tied with Hall for 84th. The Redskins had better hope Pro Football Focus' 2013 ratings aren't predictive.
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ESPN.com's John Keim "wouldn't be surprised" if the Redskins re-signed SS Brandon Meriweather.
Per Keim, the Redskins don't view any of the current free-agent safeties as better than Meriweather and could bring him back as a veteran to compete with second-year SS Phillip Thomas. Washington also hasn't ruled out re-signing Reed Doughty to provide depth.
Brandon Meriweather DB WAS 7 Months
ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim reports the team hasn't shown much interest in re-signing free agent SS Brandon Meriweather.
It's hard to imagine the Redskins wanting Meriweather back after he continuously was flagged for illegal hits. In addition to breaking the rules, Meriweather isn't a very good safety. Washington is potentially in the market for two starting safeties, depending on how it feels about second-year S Phillip Thomas. Meriweather shouldn't find more than one-year deals on the open market.
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In a radio interview, free agent SS Brandon Meriweather said he "really would love to be back" in Washington.
Meriweather better hope the Redskins feel the same way. Meriweather showed zero remorse after being suspended one game in 2013 for repeatedly hitting opposing players with the crown of his helmet. In fact, his solution to the problem was, "I just got to take people's knees out." To top it off, Meriweather is not even a good NFL safety. He should find a soft market this offseason. Meriweather is our No. 25 free agent safety.
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NFL reduced Redskins SS Brandon Meriweather's two-game suspension to one game for illegal hits.
The NFL is never going to teach these players lessons if they keep reducing suspensions. Meriweather is simply lucky he hasn't been suspended indefinitely at this point. He's constantly hitting opposing offensive players with the crown of his helmet. Meriweather will be eligible to return in Week 9. Some combination of Bacarri Rambo, Trenton Robinson, Jose Gumbs, and Jordan Pugh will handle safety duties for the Redskins against the Broncos this weekend. Peyton Manning is locked in as the top quarterback for Week 8.
Brandon Meriweather DB WAS 11 Months
Redskins SS Brandon Meriweather has appealed his two-game suspension.
Meriweather was suspended two games for "repeated violations" of the the league's on-field policy, which is the stiffest suspension handed down by the NFL this season against a player for an illegal hit. The Washington Post reports that there will be an expedited hearing for his appeal, with a decision likely coming before Sunday's game.
Brandon Meriweather DB WAS 11 Months
NFL suspended Redskins SS Brandon Meriweather two games for illegal hits.
One of the dirtiest players in football -- and not a very good safety, at that -- Meriweather has racked up seemingly countless fines over the years for violating on-field policy. The NFL had enough when Meriweather drew two more penalties for personal fouls in Week 7 against the Bears. Meriweather is eligible to return in Week 10. The Skins are extremely thin at safety again with Reed Doughty nursing a concussion and Phillip Thomas out for the year.