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

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.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

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.