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Brandon Meriweather to take extra caution before preseason debut in Tampa

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Safety Brandon Meriweather is one of the few Washington starters expected to play in Thursday night’s preseason finale in Tampa and the only one expected to make his preseason debut.

Meriweather has sat out the first three games in an effort to ensure his troublesome right knee was well enough for game action and is hoping to take the final step in that process against the Buccaneers on Thursday. It’s not the first time that Meriweather has planned a delayed debut in Tampa. In Week Four last season, Meriweather was supposed to play after missing the first three weeks with knee issues, but he collided with wide receiver Aldrick Robinson in pregame warmups and wound up missing seven more weeks before returning to action and tearing his ACL in the first half of his first game back on the field.

“I’m not allowed to go out [early] in Tampa, man,” Meriweather said, via Zac Boyer of the Fredricksburg Free Lance-Star. “I’m not allowed to warm up. I won’t be out there this time.”

Assuming he makes it to the game unscathed, Meriweather’s return would be a welcome one for the Redskins defense. He’s not the best safety in the league, but he’s the best option currently on the roster and he’d add some stability at the back end of the defense next to rookie Bacarri Rambo.

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7 Responses to “Brandon Meriweather to take extra caution before preseason debut in Tampa”
  1. rg3andthensome says: Aug 29, 2013 8:28 AM

    The weather report is always unpredictable

  2. nananatman says: Aug 29, 2013 8:41 AM

    When you have to put your starting safety in bubble wrap.

  3. pgcubano says: Aug 29, 2013 8:57 AM

    this is the best team we’ve had since 1991..we nay not make it to the promise land this year but we are on track..httr

  4. onlythebest36 says: Aug 29, 2013 9:04 AM

    Watch out for the dirty nasty MRSA Buc’s. That’s what you need to be careful of.

  5. baddegg says: Aug 29, 2013 9:39 AM

    As a Redskin fan I am hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. When healthy, Merriweather is not a bad player. However, he has been injured SO much it just seems inevitable that he goes down again. I hope I am wrong about that.

    The defensive front seven of the Redskins is actually pretty good now and if they could shore up the secondary, they’d have a good unit. Amerson at CB and Rambo at S help, but I feel like they still need more quality depth at safety, particularly with Thomas going down.

    Here’s hoping Merriweather makes it through the season…

  6. bucforever says: Aug 29, 2013 10:05 AM

    You won’t see Revis out there tonight! The Bucs are saving him for the opener wit the Jets. On second thought you might not see him then. He might be a special target for his old team. Why risk it?

  7. djohnson757 says: Aug 29, 2013 3:26 PM

    Get healthy!….we need you!

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