Meriweather limited to drill work in practice

Meriweather limited to drill work in practice
September 18, 2013, 5:30 pm
Share This Post

On the day Brandon Meriweather was fined $42,000 for an illegal hit, the Redskins safety also returned to the field.

Meriweather participated in a limited capacity on Wednesday, three days after he was forced to leave Washington’s loss in Green Bay with a concussion.

“He was able to do drill work, which is a good sign,” Coach Mike Shanahan said. “That means he passed [tests allowing him to] do drill work. He’ll get evaluated every day and we’ll see what the doctors think each day.”

Meriweather did not stop to speak to reporters as he left field following practice, but did say he participated “a little bit” and that he would react to the fine on Twitter.

Meriweather was docked by the NFL Wednesday for his helmet-to-helmet hit on the Packers’ Eddie Lacy, who sustained a concussion. Merwieather was fined $50,000 in 2010 as a member of the Patriots for a helmet-to-helmet hit on the Ravens’ Todd Heap.

A few minutes after the hit on Lacy, Meriweather sustained a concussion of his own when he tackled James Starks. Meriweather's status for Sunday’s game against the Lions remains unclear.

“He’s going to get evaluated every day, so Brandon will come in tomorrow, get evaluated again by doctors and if there is no setback, he can do drill work tomorrow,” Shanahan said. “They did not commit. They don’t think he’s ready yet for on-field work. If it goes okay tomorrow, then we’ll evaluate it on Friday. …So I’m hoping he can get back this weekend and hopefully play a full game.”