Meriweather (concussion) undergoing tests

Meriweather (concussion) undergoing tests
September 16, 2013, 5:15 pm
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Safety Brandon Meriweather was undergoing tests Monday, a day after the veteran safety was knocked out of the Redskins’ 38-20 loss in Green Bay with a concussion. 

“We’ll know more on Wednesday,” Shanahan said. “He’s going through all these tests. Wednesday we’ll get a good feel where he’s at.”

Meriweather was involved in two helmet-to-helmet collisions at Lambeau on Sunday afternoon. The first one knocked Packers running back Eddie Lacy out of the game with a concussion. The second – a collision along the sideline with Lacy’s replacement, James Starks – sent Meriweather to the locker room.

Coach Mike Shanahan said he did not have an issue with either hit. It’s possible, however, that the NFL will take a close look at the legality of the blows. 

“To be honest with you, on the first one, it looked like the running back was kind of going downhill and when Brandon …went for the tackle, it looked to me that it was perfect,” Shanahan said. “Then, all of a sudden, when he ducked his head, I couldn’t really tell in slow motion because I didn’t see the TV copy … exactly where the contact was.”

Shanahan added: “The second one on the sideline, yeah, that’s what you are supposed to do. That’s a legal hit.” 

Update: An NFL source told CSNWashington.com that Meriweather is facing a fine for the hit on Lacy but not a suspension.