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Meriweather Brings New Face To Safeties

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 15, 2012 – 3:52 pm

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With both of last year’s starting safeties testing the waters of free agency, the Redskins have brought in a new face to the mix, signing former Patriots and Bears safety Brandon Meriweather.

Meriweather fills an area of need on the team, and brings the flexibility to play either strong or free safety.  For his career, he has played in 75 games, with 44 starts, and posted 293 tackles, two sacks, 12 interceptions, 29 passes defended and five forced fumbles.

At the University of Miami, he was a collegiate teammate of former Redskins safety Sean Taylor and linebacker Rocky McIntosh.

Prior to that, Meriweather was a three-sport athlete at Apopka High School in Florida, excelling in football, track, and basketball.  He attended the same school as NFL great Warren Sapp, and led his team to a 6A Florida State Championship in 2001.

Meriweather is coming off of a disappointing season, in which he was cut by the Patriots at the end of the preseason, and played in only 11 games in Chicago.  With an offseason to prepare for the Redskins’ defense, expect him to be put in the best position to succeed, and be motivated by the chip on his shoulder.

Watch highlights from his All-American years at ‘The U,’ that made him a first round pick to the Patriots:


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8 Responses to “Meriweather Brings New Face To Safeties”

  1. By mike on Mar 15, 2012 | Reply

    OK DATS COOL WE SIGNED MERRIWEATHER BUT WHY IN DA HELL IS REED DOUGHTY STILL HERE?! HE’S HORRRRRRRRRIBLE!! DAT GUY COSTS US AT LEAST 5 GAMES A SEASON WIT HIS NON FOOTBALL PLAYIN ASS!!!! IM SICK OF DA SKINS!!! WHERE IS A RAVENS JERSEY!!! THEY KNOW HOW TO GET RID OF BUMS LIKE DAT. SKINS ALWAYS LOOKIN FOR CHOIR BOYS!! DEY AINT NEVER GONNA GET IT RIGHT!!! SAD!! SAD!!! SAD!!

  2. By skins12thman on Mar 15, 2012 | Reply

    It’s a Hurricane Thang. They’ve always played well for my Skins. Recruiting should always start in Florida. Canes,Gators,Bulls and yea I guess the Noles too. Equals Playmakers.

  3. By burnt on Mar 15, 2012 | Reply

    Lets hope he’s used more like the pats used him and less like the bears did!

  4. By Brian Tinsman on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    @burnt–

    He’ll have a full offseason to figure it out in DC, unlike Chi-town. More importantly, he has all the motivation in the world

  5. By Brian Tinsman on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    @skins12thman–

    Except Danny Wuerffel. That guy was terrible.

  6. By Brian Tinsman on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    @mike–

    Caps lock shows me that you’re serious about what you have to say, and I respect that. We’ll see how everything shakes out.

  7. By StillnoQB on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    @mike…point well taken Mike, but why signal out just Doughty. The Skins have not had a respectable secondary in YEARS. Deangelo Hall is a fraud…with a capital F-R-A-U-D. Rogers was mediocre on his best day.
    Im a Skins fan living in NY. I’m sick of watching middle of the road QB’s in our division light us up because we can’t cover anyone.
    What are everyone’s thoughts on letting LAndry walk…in my opinion the only real secondary player we’ve had in years. Not counting Taylor.

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