Brandon Meriweather's suspension reduced to 1 game, per reports

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins will be thinner at safety this week versus the Broncos, but will get Meriweather back in action on Nov. 3 in wake of his appeal.

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather’s suspension has been reduced from two games to one after his appeal, according to an announcement made by the NFL on Wednesday.

Meriweather was flagged twice on Sunday versus the Bears for two separate hits on defenseless receivers, which were just the most recent of a lengthy history of illegal hits that prompted the initial punishment.

The Redskins’ safety was also fined $42,000 earlier in the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Packers running back Eddie Lacy. Lacy subsequently suffered a concussion and missed the team’s next game in addition to the remainder of the one he became injured during.

As a result, Meriweather will miss the team’s game on Sunday versus the Denver Broncos, but can return for the Nov. 3 matchup versus the San Diego Chargers. The Redskins have since brought back safety Jordan Pugh to the team in wake of Meriweather’s suspension. Additionally, Reed Doughty’s status is in question after suffering a concussion versus the Bears, leaving the Redskins even thinner at the position than before.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hogs Haven

You must be a member of Hogs Haven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hogs Haven. You should read them.

Join Hogs Haven

You must be a member of Hogs Haven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hogs Haven. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker