December 9, 2019

BREAKING: Washington Redskins Safety Brandon Meriweather Suspended

Per Randal Liu, NFL’s Director of NFC Football Communications, Washington Redskins Safety Brandon Meriweather has been suspended for the first two games of the season due to his helmet-to-helmet hit on Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith in the Redskins preseason loss on Saturday.

This will be the second time in as many seasons that Meriweather has received a suspension due to violations of the league’s safety guidelines regarding helmet-to-helmet hits.  Last season, he was forced out of game action for two games due to repeated similar hits, which was later reduced to one game after appeal.

This is also Meriweather’s sixth fine/suspension due to malicious hits since 2010.

This will certainly put the defense in a tough spot as the Redskins will be looking for a fast start to the 2014 season.  Sophomore safety Bacarri Rambo has impressed in preseason so far and perhaps will look to take on a significant role in at least the first two weeks of the season.  There has been no official announcement from the team at this time.

About Joe Ziegengeist

Joe Ziegengeist is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins. He is a 2012 graduate of Old Dominion University where he earned a degree in sports management. Joe grew up in Chesapeake, VA and has shared season tickets to the Redskins since 2007 and is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. Joe has been featured in Hanover Lifestyle and Joe is an Account Executive for Ripken Baseball in Aberdeen, Maryland and a Machinery Technician in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. You can follow Joe on Twitter @bostonskins.


  1. […] the media on Tuesday at Redskins Park ahead of Thursday’s game on several topics, including Monday’s suspension of strong safety Brandon Meriweather for the first two games of the regular season. Gruden […]

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