The Washington Post

Meriweather, Forbath still questionable for Redskins vs. Lions

Safety Brandon Meriweather is questionable for Sunday's game because of a concussion suffered last week. (Ben Margot/Associated Press) Safety Brandon Meriweather is questionable for Sunday’s game because of a concussion suffered last week. (Ben Margot/Associated Press)

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.

The Redskins have monitored Meriweather for concussion-like symptoms all week long. He practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday and Thursday, and then on Friday said, “I did what I could,” but didn’t know if he would play on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Forbath is nursing a groin injury that forced him to miss last week’s game at Green Bay. He didn’t practice on Friday but will attempt some kicks on Saturday, coach Mike Shanahan said. Fellow place kicker John Potter remains on the roster in case Forbath can’t kick against the Lions.

Also listed as questionable for the Redskins on Friday: wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (hamstring), defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee) and defensive end Kedric Golston (abdomen). Nose tackle Barry Cofield (hand) is listed as probable.

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.
Comments
Show Comments
Most Read

sports

football-insider

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Close video player
Now Playing

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.