Brandon Meriweather will be sidelined as many as four more weeks with two sprained ligaments in his left knee, Coach Mike Shanahan estimated on Monday.Meriweather originally injured the knee during the preseason. Then, two hours before he was set to make his debut in Tampa, the veteran safety collided with teammate Aldrick Robinson during pregame warmups, re-injuring the knee.Meriweather was examined by team doctors Sunday.Id say its going to take Brandon in the area of four weeks before he comes back, Shanahan said. Thats just guessing. Thats what our doctor things right now, looking at his knee.Although he hasnt played a snap this season, Meriweathers diagnosis deals a blow to the Redskins struggling secondary. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett had hoped Meriweather, a converted cornerback, would help bolster a corps of defensive backs thats yielded a league-worst 13 passing touchdowns in five games.Shanahan also acknowledged that Meriweathers knee was injured worse in the collision with Robinson.Second and third degree, Shanahan said of the MCL and PCL ligaments in Meriweathers knee. He had an additional setback."
Once upon a time, one Redskins quarterback infamously announced that he was all in for Week 1. The Redskins' current QB, however, is most certainly not.
While talking to the media on Wednesday at his team's OTAs, Kirk Cousins said that the baby he and his wife, Julie, are expecting is projected to come earlier than the couple originally thought. That's, of course, tremendous news for the two, but it could also present a large issue due to what Cousins does for a living.
"Yeah, the baby's due in mid-September," he said. "Was supposed to be Week 2, but we got the 20-week ultrasound and they moved it up a week. So, we're looking for around Week 1, between Week 1 and Week 2. We're praying that it'll come on a day where it doesn't conflict with any important football matters."
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Again — congratulations to Kirk and Julie. Babies are fun and cute and they're worth a ton of Instagram likes and, overall, they're something worth celebrating. But when Cousins says he's hoping that the baby arrives on a non-gameday, he's not alone; the Redskins will have a much better shot of beating the Eagles on September 10 if he's under center and not Colt McCoy, after all.
Fortunately, any day that isn't a Sunday during that month should mean that the 28-year-old can enjoy the birth of his first child and Washington can enjoy having their franchise passer take the field in crucial early matchups. And whenever the next member of the Cousins clan finally does show up, Julie is prepared to run the show so her husband can run the offense.
"We're excited, and Julie's been great," Kirk said. "She's just been outstanding the whole time and she's already told me that she's going to carry the weight the first few months so I can focus on football, and she's gonna be a big help. We're looking forward to that. Lots to look forward to right now, I'm in a good place."
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With free agency and the draft in the past, and OTAs now picking up, it's finally time to really start previewing the upcoming NFL season. With that in mind, CSNmidatlantic.com has created a gallery that does just that.
Look no further than the link above or below to find out the new faces the Redskins will be dealing with starting this fall, as well as where their foes are strongest. Plus, you'll get a look at a to-do item the 13 franchises that Washington's slated to play must address out in order for their own campaigns to be successful.
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