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."
After beating the Los Angeles Rams 27-20 on the road in Week 2, the Washington Redskins will be at home on Sunday to take on the Oakland Raiders.
Heading into Week 3, the Redskins are currently in a three-way tie for control of the NFC East. Both the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles have a 1-1 record. Meanwhile, the Raiders are tied for first place in the AFC West with the Denver Broncos who are also 2-0.
Here is what you need to know ahead of Redskins' week three clash with the Oakland Raiders.
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When do the Redskins play the Raiders?
The Redskins will face off against the Raiders on the September 24th edition of NBC Sunday Night Football at 8:30 p.m. ET
Where can I watch the Redskins vs. Raiders game live stream online?
The Redskins vs. Raiders Sunday Night Football game can be live streamed at http://stream.nbcsports.com.
How can I listen to the Redskins vs. Raiders game on the radio?
What are the betting odds for the Redskins vs. Raiders game?
The Redskins are 3-point favorites to beat the Raiders on Sunday.
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