The Insider: safety


Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 03/16/2014

Safety needs remain unfilled for Redskins in free agency

Nearly a week into NFL free agnecy, the Redskins have yet to fill one of their most pressing needs.

By Mike Jones  |  09:58 AM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Safety

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 11/22/2013

E.J. Biggers draws $21,000 fine for helmet-to-helmet hit

The NFL has fined Redskins cornerback E.J. Biggers $21,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  03:02 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, E.J. Biggers, fines, NFL safety, Week 12

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Brandon Meriweather: ‘I aimed a little lower’ against Chargers

Coming off a suspension for illegal hits, Brandon Meriweather says he he “aimed a little lower” in his tackling.

By Mark Maske  |  04:02 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Chargers, san diego chargers, Week 9

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013

NFLPA says Brandon Meriweather ‘sorry’ for comments (updated)

The Redskins safety confirms he spoke to DeMaurice Smith, the union’s executive director, but declines further comment.

By Mark Maske  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, Safeties

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Griffin, Fletcher understand Meriweather’s frustrations

The Washington Redskins’ two most prominent leaders expressed support for safety Brandon Meriweather after he raised eyebrows once again this week.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, London Fletcher, NFL safety, Robert Griffin III, Week 9

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Shanahan believes Meriweather has learned his lesson

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he believes that safety Brandon Meriweather now understand the importance of avoiding helmet-to-helmet hits going forward.

By Mike Jones  |  05:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Mike Shanahan, NFL safety, suspensions

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Meriweather responds to Marshall, says “you’ve got to go low now”

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather responds to comments from Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

By Gene Wang  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweawther, Chicago Bears, Concussions, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Bears, suspensions

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Haslett: Redskins must ‘do better’ to teach Meriweather proper tackling

Defensive coordinator says team’s efforts to this point ‘didn’t work in his case.’

By Mark Maske  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, suspensions

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Barry Cofield, DeAngelo Hall defend Brandon Meriweather on first hit

Two of the most outspoken players on Washington’s defense defended safety Brandon Meriweather on the first of his two helmet-to-helmet hits.

By Mike Jones  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, DeAngelo Hall, fines, NFL safety

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Brandon Meriweather suspended two games [updated]

The NFL has announced a two-game suspension of Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather.

By Mark Maske  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, fines, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Bears, Safeties, suspensions

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins mailbag: The handling of RGIII, Meriweather’s play and Jordan Reed’s potential

Mike Jones answers fans’ questions on Mike Shanahan’s handling of Robert Griffin III, the benching of Baccari Rambo, the health of Brandon Meriweather and the potential of Jordan Reed.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baccari Rambo, Brandon Meriweather, Jordan Reed, Mailbag, NFL safety, Robert Griffin III, special teams, tight ends

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Brandon Meriweather fined $42,000 for helmet-to-helmet hit

The NFL has fined Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather $42,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit with Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Fines, NFL safety, Safeties

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Meriweather to be fined, not suspended, for helmet-to-helmet hit on Lacy [updated]

Safety Brandon Meriweather will be fined by the NFL but not suspended for his hit Sunday that knocked Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy out of the game with a concussion.

By Mike Jones  |  05:38 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Fines, Injuries, injury updates, Kai Forbath, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 09/08/2013

NFLPA also monitoring field conditions at FedEx Field, other stadiums

Memo from DeMaurice Smith to players cites "some of the issues that we witnessed with respect to unsafe field conditions last year."

By Mark Maske  |  02:29 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, NFL safety

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Jim Haslett 'excited' about seeing Brandon Meriweather in action

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said he's "excited" to see strong safety Brandon Meriweather take his first football snaps since Nov. 18, when Washington closes out the preseason against Tampa Bay on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  01:32 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Jim Haslett, preseason, safety

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/24/2013

Morris says NFL's new crown-of-the-helmet rule not a concern for him

"I don't lower my head.... I lower my shoulder," Redskins' second-year running back says.

By Mark Maske  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, NFL safety, Running backs

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Fletcher, Gomes are not fined by NFL for personal fouls

By Mike Jones  |  04:31 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeJon Gomes, Fines, London Fletcher, NFL safety, preseason

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/03/2013

Redskins players wear thigh, knee pads during practice

NFL rule requiring such pads during games goes into effect this season.

By Mark Maske  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL safety

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Players, some grudgingly, accept new NFL rule requiring knee, thigh pads

"We've got to wear them. So there's no need in complaining," veteran wide receiver Donte Stallworth said of the requirement, which goes into effect this season after being approved by the league last year.

By Mark Maske  |  11:11 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL safety

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 03/20/2013

NFL restricts use of helmet by ball-carriers, tacklers

Ball carriers and tacklers won't be allowed to lower their heads to strike an opponent inside the tackle box

By Mark Maske  |  12:37 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Helmet safety rule, NFL, NFL concussions, NFL safety

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Tuck rule expected to die, but concerns expressed about helmet proposal

Helmet safety rule likely to be difficult on officials

By Mark Maske  |  05:31 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL league meeting, NFL safety

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/19/2013

NFL owners approve blocking rules

Teams won't be able to overload line on field goals and extra points.

By Mark Maske  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL blocking, NFL safety