Redskins’ veteran Brandon Meriweather was limited to drill work for the second straight day on Thursday. If all goes well, though, the safety could be cleared to practice with his teammates on Friday, Coach Mike Shanahan said.
“He did drill work, just like yesterday,” Shanahan said. “Wasn’t able to practice. We’ll see how he is tomorrow. If he’s okay, he’ll be able to practice.”
Meriweather sustained a concussion in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss at Lambeau Field and did not return. He has yet to play a full game since signing with the Redskins in March 2012.
“Pretty good snaps when he was in there,” defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said of Meriweather, who took part in 23 plays before getting hurt. “It cost him [$42,000 in fines], but they were pretty good snaps. I thought he moved around well. Obviously he threw his body around. He gives you a guy that’s a weapon back there.”
It’s unclear if Meriweather will be cleared to play Sunday when the Redskins host the Lions. But he certainly appears to be progressing toward that goal.
Defensive end Kedric Golston, meantime, was limited in practice for a second day in a row because of a ribs/abdomen injury he suffered against the Packers.
Shanahan said Golston was limited. The Redskins’ other end, Stephen Bowen, was listed as limited. He has a knee injury.
“He was sore,” Shanahan said of Golston. “Ribs are sore. Abdomen a little bit sore. He did practice but was limited. He got it during the game and it’s a little more sore than he thought it would be at this time.”
Kicker Fai Forbath, meantime, did not practice. He’s been sidelined for a week with a groin muscle injury.
“He’s getting a lot of treatment,” Shanahan said. “He says it’s feeling better but until he actually kicks, we won’t know for sure. Probably Friday or Saturday will be the first time we try to kick him and see how he does.”