The Insider: Brandon Meriweather


Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Redskins mailbag: Free agency moves, impacts and remaining holes

Things have started to quiet down on the free agent front for the Washington Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, contracts, draft, free agency, Mailbag

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Redskins re-sign safety Brandon Meriweather to one-year deal

The Redskins have reached an agreement to bring back safety Brandon Meriweather, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, free agency, Safeties

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Spencer, Hatcher and Browner among Redskins’ free agent targets

The Washington Redskins continue to look for ways to upgrade their roster, and today are expected to host a few veterans while hoping for a meeting with another.

By Mike Jones  |  10:15 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, free agency, Reed Doughty

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Offseason question: Should the Redskins move on from Brandon Meriweather?

Starter Brandon Meriweather’s contract voided last week, and now the Redskins must decide if they should make an attempt to re-sign him, or if they should look elsewhere.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, offseason questions, Safeties

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Meriweather’s contract voids five days after Super Bowl

Safety is to become a free agent, one of several from Redskins’ 2013 defense.

By Mark Maske  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, contracts, Free agents, Safeties

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Where to begin rebuilding Redskins: Defense, position by position

Mark Bullock takes a look at who from the defense should stay or be upgraded or replaced, regardless of if the Redskins run a 3-4, 4-3 or hybrid system.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, barry cofield, brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, Chris Baker, cornerbacks, Darryl Tapp, David Amerson, DeAngelo Hall, Defense, defensive line, EJ Biggers, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Nick Barnett, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Reed Doughty, Rob Jackson, Ryan Kerrigan, Safeties, Stephen Bowen, The Outsider, Week 17

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 12/08/2013

Redskins inactives: Reed, Young, Meriweather all sidelined

The Redskins will be without starters Brandon Meriweather, Darrel Young and rookie tight end Jordan Reed versus the Chiefs.

By Mike Jones  |  11:55 AM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Chase Minnifield, Darrel Young, inactives, Injuries, Jordan Reed, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Rex Grossman, Week 14

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Redskins injury report: Trent Williams practices fully

Left tackle had sat out Redskins’ practice Wednesday because of bruised foot.

By Mark Maske  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Darrel Young, DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Niles Paul, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Trent Williams, Week 14

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Redskins injury report: Trent Williams, three others miss practice

Starting left tackle Trent Williams missed Wednesday’s practice with a foot contusion, but said that he hopes to play on Sunday when the Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs.

By Mike Jones  |  05:05 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Darrel Young, DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Jordan Reed, London Fletcher, Reed Doughty, Trent Williams, Week 14

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Redskins players vow to remain united

At 3-7, Redskins players insist that the locker room will not splinter.

By Mike Jones  |  02:04 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Position-by-position review: Was it Robert Griffin III’s worst game?

Mark Bullock takes a closer look at Robert Griffin III, Brian Orakpo, David Amerson and the offensive line.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, David Amerson, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 11, Wide Receivers

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Jim Haslett: ‘There’s a lot to learn’ from Redskins’ Week 1 loss to Eagles

The rematch comes Sunday in Philadelphia after the Eagles won on opening night at FedEx Field.

By Mark Maske  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Defense, Jim Haslett, NFC East, Redskins vs. Eagles, video, Week 1, Week 11

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 03:09 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Shanahan confident Meriweather will play effectively in return

‘When he does get that hit,’ Redskins coach says, ‘he’s gonna try to hit in the right area.’

By Mark Maske  |  03:09 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

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 04:37 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Redskins release Jordan Pugh to make room for Brandon Meriweather

The Washington Redskins have waived safety Jordan Pugh to make room on the 53-man roster for Brandon Meriweather, who returned from a one-game suspension.

By Mike Jones  |  04:37 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Jordan Pugh, Roster, Safeties

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 09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Shanahan says appeal process should be changed

Redskins coach says safety Brandon Meriweather would have had a difficult time playing this weekend even if his suspension had been overturned.

By  |  09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL rules, 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 07:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Who is the most disliked player on the Redskins?

Forbes.com published a poll this week naming the most disliked players in the NFL. Which Redskins player rubs fans the wrong way?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL, Opening kick, Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Meriweather suspension reduced to one game

By Mark Maske  |  03:49 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Redskins vs. Bears, Redskins vs. Broncos, suspensions

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Hall, Wilson defend Meriweather, take issue with Bears’ comments

Redskins cornerbacks say the suspended safety isn’t trying to hurt anyone, contend that Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett were out of line.

By Mark Maske  |  02:51 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, DeAngelo Hall, Josh Wilson, Redskins vs. Bears, suspensions

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Meriweather appeals two-game suspension [UPDATED]

Brandon Meriweather is challenging his two-game suspension; A decision is due before Sunday’s game.

By Mark Maske  |  11:43 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL rules, Redskins vs. Broncos, suspensions, video, Week 8

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Redskins could be extremely shorthanded at safety against Broncos

Brandon Meriweather was suspended Monday and Reed Doughty suffered a concussion in the Chicago game Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  08:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Redskins defense, Reed Doughty, Safeties, 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 11:07 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ win over the Bears

Mike Jones gives five observations from Sunday’s win, including the impact of Roy Helu Jr.

By Mike Jones  |  11:07 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Fred Davis, Jordan Reed, Keith Burns, observations, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., special teams

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 10/20/2013

Meriweather likely faces suspension or hefty fine after two penalties Sunday for illegal hits

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan says he’s hopeful the safety won’t be suspended. Meriweather says he has changed the way he plays.

By Mark Maske  |  08:15 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, fines, Redskins vs. Bears

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Five observations from the Redskins' win over the Raiders

The Washington Redskins on Sunday managed to stop the bleeding with a 24-14 win over the Oakland Raiders.

By Mike Jones  |  11:41 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, observations, Redskins vs. Raiders, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Safeties, tight ends, Week 4, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 09/29/2013

Game day Q&A: Brandon Meriweather

On the field, Meriweather rarely stops chirping at opponents. But he can be rather elusive when it comes talking to reporters.

By Mike Jones  |  10:06 AM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Game Day Q&A

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Jordan Reed misses Wednesday’s practice

Rookie tight end suffered a bruised thigh Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  05:51 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Fred Davis, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Kai Forbath, Leonard Hankerson, tight ends

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 06:19 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Shanahan: Calls on Robinson’s non-catch, Griffin’s fumble were correct

The two fourth-quarter gaffes by the Redskins led to Sunday’s loss.

By Mark Maske  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, Aldrick Robinson, Brandon Meriweather, Mike Shanahan, NFL officiating, officials, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Fred Davis, Kai Forbath inactive for Redskins

Brandon Meriweather is active. Logan Paulsen is scheduled to start for Davis at tight end.

By Mark Maske  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Fred Davis, inactives, John Potter, Kai Forbath, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 09/21/2013

Meriweather to appeal fine, will try to change tackling style

By Mike Jones  |  10:33 AM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Fines, Injuries

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Meriweather, Forbath still questionable for Redskins vs. Lions

Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather and place kicker Kai Forbath remain questionable for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions and will be evaluated Saturday before a decision on their status.

By Mike Jones  |  03:43 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Kai Forbath

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Brandon Meriweather, Kedric Golston again limited in practice

Brandon Meriweather again handled a limited workload in practice on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:46 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Kai Fobath, Kedric Golston, Redskins vs. Lions, Stephen Bowen

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Redskins players supportive of Brandon Meriweather through injuries

Safety has failed to start and finish a single game since beginning of last season.

By Mark Maske  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Injuries, Josh Wilson, London Fletcher

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Redskins might use two kickers against Lions

John Potter could be retained as a kickoff specialist while Kai Forbath might handle field goals if his groin injury heals sufficiently.

By Mark Maske  |  05:52 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, John Potter, Kai Forbath, Kedric Golston, Redskins vs. Lions, special teams, Week 3

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 04:20 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Brandon Meriweather returns to practice field

Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather returned to the practice field on Wednesday after leaving Sunday’s game with a concussion and going through a series of tests Monday and Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Injuries, 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 03:03 PM ET, 09/16/2013

At the podium: Shanahan says Redskins won’t bench Griffin for Cousins

Mike Shanahan is speaking with reporters a day after the 38-20 loss in Green Bay. Here’s a thread to discuss what he’s saying.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Kai Forbath, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Meriweather probable for Sunday’s game

Safety could make his second appearance for the Redskins.

By Mark Maske  |  03:10 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Meriweather says his string of injuries has been ‘very frustrating’

Safety could make his season debut Sunday in Green Bay.

By Mark Maske  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Safeties

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Redskins’ Brandon Meriweather practices fully

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan says he expects the safety to play against the Packers, barring a setback this week.

By Mark Maske  |  05:12 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Safeties

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Brandon Meriweather aims to play Sunday at Green Bay

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather said that he hopes to make his season debut Sunday against the Green Bay Packers after he missed Monday’s season opener with a lingering groin injury that limited him all of last week in practice.

By Mike Jones  |  02:12 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Safeties, Week 2

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Biggers not complaining about being asked to fill in at safety

Cornerback last played the position in high school and didn’t begin preparing to play it in practices until last week.

By Mark Maske  |  01:36 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, cornerbacks, E.J. Biggers, Redskins vs. Eagles, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Meriweather’s absence again an issue for struggling secondary

Safety has played one of team’s 17 regular season games since being signed.

By Mark Maske  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, cornerbacks, Injuries, pass defense, Safeties

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Shanahan: Lingering soreness kept Meriweather from playing

Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather missed Monday night’s game because his injured groin remained too sore for him to play, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  12:50 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, E.J. Biggers, Injuries, Safeties

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/09/2013

SS Brandon Meriweather out for season opener

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather will not play in the Washington Redskins’ season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Eighth-year veteran Reed Doughty will start in his place.

By Mike Jones  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, inactives, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Five story lines to follow in Monday night’s game

The Washington Redskins are almost there. On Monday night they at last open their season against the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Baccari Rambo, brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, story lines, Week 1

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 09/07/2013

Brandon Meriweather listed as questionable for Monday night

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather is listed as questionable for Monday's opener against the Eagles after being limited with a sore groin.

By Mike Jones  |  07:44 PM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Brandon Meriweather remains day-to-day with groin injury

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather was limited in practice by a groin injury for a fourth straight day and his status for Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles remains uncertain.

By Mike Jones  |  02:52 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Brandon Meriweather participates in Redskins’ practice on limited basis

Safety's knee described as 'fine' now but he's dealing with a groin injury.

By Mark Maske  |  04:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Safeties, Week 1

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Five areas to monitor as the Redskins prepare for the Eagles

The Redskins get back to work today and continue to install their plan for Monday night’s date with the Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Defense, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins-Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Brandon Meriweather uncertain for Week 1, Barry Cofield hopeful

Slowed all preseason by recovery from knee surgery, Brandon Meriweather now is battling a groin injury. Meanwhile, Barry Cofield returned to practice and hopes to play next week.

By Mike Jones  |  05:45 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Week 1

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Meriweather hopeful he’ll be allowed to play in opener

Safety plays first half of preseason finale but doesn't have an impact on the game.

By Mark Maske  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, preseason, Safeties

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ preseason finale

The Washington Redskins got some answers in some areas as they closed out the preseason with 4-0 record following a 30-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium.

By Mike Jones  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Brandon Meriweather, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Evan Royster, observations, preseason, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Redskins vs. Buccaneers: Five story lines to follow in the preseason finale

Although the game will not feature many household names, intrigue remains at least for the diehards.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Chris Thompson, Evan Royster, Jerome Murphy, jose gumbs, keiland williams, Nick Barnett, story lines, Storylines

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 04:46 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Mike Shanahan plans to play Brandon Meriweather one half on Thursday

Shanahan plans to play Meriweather for a half, and Wilson 15-20 plays. Meanwhile, Cousins, Cofield unlikely to play.

By Mike Jones  |  04:46 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Josh Wilson, Kirk Cousins

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Brandon Meriweather expected to play Thursday at Tampa Bay

Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather is expected to make his return to the football field Thursday when the team closes out the preseason at Tampa Bay.

By Mike Jones  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, preseason, Safeties

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Kirk Cousins officially out for Redskins, Rex Grossman to start vs. Bills

Brandon Meriweather, Barry Cofield, Evan Royster also among those listed as not scheduled to play today.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Evan Royster, inactives, Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Shanahan: Meriweather might not be ready for Week 1

Safety not expected to play Saturday and Shanahan says, "He might be ready for the first game. He might not."

By Mark Maske  |  05:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Josh Wilson, Mike Shanahan, Safeties, Week 1

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Brandon Meriweather wants to play Saturday, but remains unsure

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather said that he would like to make his preseason debut Saturday when the Redskins host the Buffalo Bills.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Safeties

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Brandon Meriweather has practice participation increased

The safety participates fully in Monday's practice at training camp.

By Mark Maske  |  07:29 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Training camp

Posted at 09:30 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Trent Williams, Brandon Meriweather expected to sit out Redskins' preseason opener

The left tackle has been limited by a sprained wrist, and the safety is being brought back slowly while recovering from last season's knee injury.

By Mark Maske  |  09:30 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, preseason, Trent Williams

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 08/05/2013

DeAngelo Hall, Brandon Meriweather return to action

Veteran defensive backs DeAngelo Hall and Brandon Meriweather on Monday returned to action after missing the week with injuries.

By Mike Jones  |  07:12 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Safeties, Training camp

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 08/04/2013

Redskins training camp: Positives and negatives so far

Above all, quarterback Robert Griffin III seems to be making progress in his return.

By Mark Maske  |  12:07 PM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, depth, Injuries, Offensive line, Rookies, suspensions, Training camp, Trent Williams

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 08/03/2013

Meriweather hopes to get some work Monday in full team drills

But Mike Shanahan is noncommittal on the issue.

By Mark Maske  |  04:34 PM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Redskins have 12 defensive players with expiring contracts

The 2013 campaign also carries great significance for the future of a number of defensive players. Twelve defensive players six of them starters are entering the final years of their contracts.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season outlook, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, contracts, DeAngelo Hall, Defense, free agency, Perry Riley

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 07/28/2013

Redskins closely monitoring Brandon Meriweather's workload

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he and the team's medical staff will keep a close eye on safety Brandon Meriweather, who remains in the process of working his way back from a knee surgery.

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 AM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Safeties, Training camp

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Meriweather will be ready at the outset of training camp, Shanahan says

Doctors 'don't think there's any question about it,' Redskins coach says of safety's availability July 25.

By Mark Maske  |  04:57 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Safeties

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Brandon Meriweather should be fine for training camp, Mike Shanahan says

The safety, who's working his way back from a torn ACL, expresses less certainty about his playing status for the outset of camp.

By Mark Maske  |  12:02 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Brandon Meriweather remains on schedule for training camp return

Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather said that his recovery from surgery to repair a torn ACL continues to progress positively and that he is on schedule to return to action by the start of training camp.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Offseason questions: Can the Redskins count on Brandon Meriweather?

Safety never managed to give the Washington Redskins an extended look at his ability in 2012.

By Mike Jones  |  10:11 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, offseason questions, Redskins, Redskins Roster

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Redskins lament loss of Brandon Meriweather after only one game

Team appears set to go with DeJon Gomes to start at safety alongside Madieu Williams.

By Mark Maske  |  05:07 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 11/18/2012

Brandon Meriweather downplays latest knee injury

Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather said that he felt fine despite spraining his right knee and missing the majority of the second half of his team's 31-6 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  06:46 PM ET, 11/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Eagles, Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Brandon Meriweather hopes to energize Redskins secondary

Safety could make his Redskins debut this weekend after being sidelined since the preseason with a knee injury.

By Mark Maske  |  04:27 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Brandon Meriweather to test out knee with rigorous practice week

Redskins are trying to decide whether to play the safety Sunday or wait until after their bye week

By Mike Jones  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Redskins injuries, Washington Redskins

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Biggest disappointment and most pleasant surprise so far?

What has been the biggest disappointment and most pleasant surprise so far?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, Evan Royster, Injuries, Offensive line, Opening kick, Pierre Garcon, Rob Jackson, Roy Helu, Tanard Jackson, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Brandon Meriweather’s knee injury to keep him sidelined four more weeks

Safety hasn't played all season and will be out until November. The Redskins also could have tackle Jammal Brown back after their bye.

By Mark Maske  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Jammal Brown, Redskins injuries, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Aldrick Robinson calls pregame collision with Brandon Meriweather ‘definitely bizarre’ and ‘scary’

Redskins wide receiver says he's feeling fine now after last Sunday's incident in Tampa during warmups.

By Mark Maske  |  02:57 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 09/30/2012

Brandon Meriweather to undergo MRI on knee

Safety will undergo testing after re-injuring his left knee in a collision with teammate Aldrick Robinson during pregame warmups.

By Mark Maske  |  11:02 PM ET, 09/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Redskins injuries

Posted at 09:34 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Brandon Meriweather ‘ecstatic’ about prospects of making Redskins debut

The return of starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather could help the Redskins’ struggling secondary.

By Mike Jones  |  09:34 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, injury updates

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Quick hits: Pierre Garcon likely out again

The Redskins likely will be without wide receiver Pierre Garcon for a second straight game.

By Mark Maske  |  01:50 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Pierre Garcon, Quick hits

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/12/2012

DeJon Gomes savors first career interception, gets grief for not scoring TD

Short summary of story

By Steve Yanda  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, DeJon Gomes, Drew Brees, Redskins, Redskins defense

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Brandon Meriweather out two to four weeks with new knee injury

Backup DeJon Gomes sees most of the time with the first team in practice Wednesday

By Mike Jones  |  04:18 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Redskins defense, Washington Redskins