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


Brandon Meriweather’s hit on Danny Woodhead was legal and the kind the league would prefer he make. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Safety Brandon Meriweather said Tuesday he “aimed a little lower” in his tackling during the Washington Redskins’ triumph Sunday over the San Diego Chargers at FedEx Field.

“I think I played the same,” Meriweather said at Redskins Park. “I still was aggressive. I aimed a little lower. I celebrated with my team. We got the win.”

Meriweather played Sunday after serving a one-game suspension imposed by the NFL for illegal hits. Meriweather originally was suspended for two games but appealed and had the suspension reduced by appeals officer Ted Cottrell.

Meriweather said the suspension was not on his mind while he played.

“To be honest, I didn’t even think about it,” he said. “I just went and just let what happens happen. I’m not trying to think about it and say, ‘I’m gonna aim lower. I’m gonna aim higher. I’m gonna do whatever.’ I’m gonna just play and whatever happens happens.”

Post Sports Live on Redskins’ play Sunday:

The Post Sports Live crew discusses the improved running game and Pierre Garçon's big day from the Redskins win over the San Diego Chargers. (Post Sports Live/The Washington Post)

Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at mike.jones@washpost.com with the subject line “Mailbag question” for him to answer it in The Mailbag on Tuesdays.

What’s ahead:

● Robert Griffin III looking to play his second good game in a row, and Kai Forbath talks.

● Washington practices Wednesday morning, then heads to Minnesota for Thursday’s 8:25 p.m. game.

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