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Brandon Meriweather back to Redskins on one-year deal

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We shared a quote from free agent safety Ryan Clark a short time ago about his continued negotiations with the Redskins.

Clark wasn’t the only veteran safety talking to the team, however, and another one has signed a contract with the team. Dianna Russini of NBC4 in Washington reports that Brandon Meriweather is returning to the team on a one-year deal worth $1 million.

Meriweather started 13 games for the Redskins last year after missing all but one game of the 2012 season because of knee problems. He had 69 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble for the team and missed one game while serving a suspension for repeated hits to the head of opposing receivers.

Meriweather’s return doesn’t close the door on another safety landing in Washington as the Redskins only have Phillip Thomas, Bacarri Rambo and Jose Gumbs on the depth chart to go with Meriweather. That safety could be Clark, although Meriweather’s return could be a sign that the Redskins don’t view him much more highly than what they already had in house.

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20 Responses to “Brandon Meriweather back to Redskins on one-year deal”
  1. wwrgesusd says: Mar 17, 2014 5:43 PM

    The Predator is back!!! Redskin opponent knockouts up 50%! HTTR!

  2. gridironrat says: Mar 17, 2014 5:46 PM

    Punk. Always has been. Always will be.

  3. mutohasaposse says: Mar 17, 2014 5:47 PM

    That should be good for an illegal blow tot he head every other game for us.

  4. rickrock6661982 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:52 PM

    Good thing Washington didn’t let Jerrah sign Meriweather.

    He would have ended RGIII’s career.

  5. gonzo1378 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:55 PM

    Big Bang Clock!

  6. ashure71 says: Mar 17, 2014 6:07 PM

    Yet another year of mediocre safety play.

  7. stoptrippn says: Mar 17, 2014 6:09 PM

    Stupid move. Should of got Taylor mays

  8. parenthesis78 says: Mar 17, 2014 6:12 PM

    Yup we needed safety’s and cornerbacks and essentially brought back the same guys that were horrible last year … Good job guys … Smh

  9. dlr4skins says: Mar 17, 2014 6:18 PM

    Keep it in perspective. Could have done worse but not much better for the price.

  10. whatjusthapped says: Mar 17, 2014 6:27 PM

    He’s a cheap shot artist, big time. But he missed the 2nd half of a game when he tried to spear James Starks and Starks knocked him out cold.

    I just hope that if he tries to spear people with his helmet, the NFL ups the suspensions to 4 games so it doesn’t matter what his salary is, he’s not going to earn sitting out a suspension.

  11. alshonbrandontandem says: Mar 17, 2014 6:30 PM

    Cheap shot artist

  12. revren10 says: Mar 17, 2014 6:39 PM

    A patriots cast off playing for a loosing franchise, must be tough to be a fan when your team hitched itself to a bust of a quarterback

  13. koolrepetoire says: Mar 17, 2014 7:02 PM

    Ahhhh depth, Coach up Phillip Thomas & Baccari Rambo. 2 playmaking safeties with promise. BTW, Hi haters! HTTR!!!

  14. ravensdominate says: Mar 17, 2014 7:37 PM

    Lol at this franchise

  15. wtfchiefs says: Mar 17, 2014 7:54 PM

    It’s amazing he’s lasted this long without some catastophic injury to his head or neck

  16. canadianbucsfan says: Mar 17, 2014 7:59 PM

    Meriweather is a talented player, just needs to learn how to tackle lower on a more consistent basis. Either way, good re-signing by the Redskins.

  17. skinsdiehard says: Mar 17, 2014 8:01 PM

    Clark and Merriweather are just stop gaps until Thomas and a new draftee this year (Deone Bucannon or Jimmie Ward) are ready to start in 2015. It’s right for the team to minimize the number of rookies starting.

  18. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 18, 2014 12:38 AM

    Please don’t change a thing about that redskin secondary.

  19. vonvoghoul says: Mar 18, 2014 8:26 AM

    So now this guy’s a “cheap shot artists”? 5 yrs ago he’d be all over ESPN for laying dudes out. head to head or not. The way the NFL rules are now remind me of the future as portrayed in the awesome timeless classic…Demolition man.

  20. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:51 AM

    Well guys I don’t think this signing was as bad as Dallas signing Brandon Weeden

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