Report: Meriweather agrees to return

Report: Meriweather agrees to return
March 17, 2014, 5:30 pm
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The Redskin have finally signed a safety and he is a familiar face.

According to media reports, Brandon Meriweather has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the team.

Meriweather, 30, started 12 games at safety for the Redskins last year. He had 52 tackles, two interceptions, a sacks and he forced a fumble and recovered one.

That isn’t a bad stat line but there are some red flags. He missed all but one game of the 2012 season and the first game this year with knee injuries. He also missed one game with a concussion.

And the other game he missed in 2013 was due to a suspension for a couple of illegal hits against the Bears. Meriweather has been fined and suspended multiple times for such issues and it is feared that he could draw a lengthy suspension for further violations.

The return of Meriweather should not prevent the Redskins from continuing negotiations with free agent safety Ryan Clark. Meriweather could play strong safety with Clark holding down free until the Redskins could groom some younger players to take over eventually. 

Meriweather’s return was first reported by Dianni Russini of NBC Washington.