Brandon Meriweather again earned a suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit.
On Monday the NFL suspended the safety of the Washington Redskins after he delivered an illegal hit to Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith during Saturday’s preseason loss.
Last season Meriweather was suspended for two games for illegal hits against the Chicago Bears and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. That suspension was later reduced to one game.
Meriweather has been called for six separate violations of unnecessary roughness rules for hits on defenseless players and the impermissible use of the helmet.
With Phillip Thomas requiring an MRI on his surgically repaired foot after re-injuring it on Saturday the Redskins secondary is a mess. Bacarri Rambo is could be used to fill in for Meriweather during his suspension.
“I’ll continue to work on my game, I’m going to continue to try to get lower, and do the things they ask me to do,” Meriweather said over the weekend, via The Washington Post.
The Redskins face Houston and Jacksonville in the first two weeks of the season.