Yep. You guessed it. Brandon Meriweather has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season for a helmet-to-helmet hit against the Ravens. Brandon just can't seem to get this tackling thing right in the eyes of the shield. He is not allowed at the Redskins facility and cannot have any contact with the Redskins organization from September 1st to September 15th. He still has three days to appeal the ruling. This was Meriweather's sixth violation of player safety rules. He will miss the opener against the Texans and the week two game against the Jaguars. He will be reinstated the day after the Jags game.
Candidates to start in his place are Bacarri Rambo or Phillip Thomas. Thomas' health is in question right now as he seeks a second opinion on his foot. The foot giving him trouble is the same foot that caused him to miss all of last season. Other safeties currently on the roster are Ryan Clark, Trenton Robinson, Akeem Davis, and Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith. Safety Ross Madison was waived yesterday.
Sketchyyyyyy... Seems a bit excessive, I mean it's not like he knocked out his wife in a casino elevator... On video...— Nick Sundberg (@NickSundberg) August 25, 2014
Fair is Fair. I can't speak on @BMeriweather31 past hits but from what I saw that hit was not malicious. @nfl please review your decision— DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) August 25, 2014
People thing this is a joke. This is our Life. It's blood, sweat, and tears in this shit. And when someone takes it away from you when you— DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) August 25, 2014
Trying to do the right things it hurts. It hurts me that my brother has to go thru this. When you didn't lead with his helmet. #AllShoulder— DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) August 25, 2014
This some BS!!!!!! Meriweather 2 games suspension really smh— Brian Orakpo (@rak98) August 25, 2014
And then my boy Meriweather gets suspended for playing in these MEANINGLESS preseason games damn shame I'm so pissed right now— Brian Orakpo (@rak98) August 25, 2014
What else is @BMeriweather31 suppose to do he did what y'all asked him to do lower his target he did that still get suspended for a good hit— Chris Baker (@cbaker92redskin) August 25, 2014
@nfl SMH Most of the guys making the rules never played the game before but they want to tell us what's best for the game.... Yeah right— DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) August 25, 2014
It is football we do hit hard in this sports let us play ball stop taking our money and coming up with these crazy rules— Chris Baker (@cbaker92redskin) August 25, 2014