Brandon Meriweather remains day-to-day with groin injury


(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

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.

Coach Mike Shanahan said that the Redskins are proceeding cautiously in their handling of Meriweather so the would-be starter doesn’t suffer a setback.

“We don’t want to push it too fast, and you want him to be able to practice,” Shanahan said. “You want him to be able to go full speed, but you don’t want to push it back. He’s day-to-day.”

Shanahan said Meriweather will be evaluated again on Saturday, when the Redskins are scheduled to have an evening walk-through. If Meriweather can’t play, eighth-year veteran Reed Doughty would likely start in his place. Rookie Bacarri Rambo will start at free safety regardless.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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