Brandon Meriweather is ready to make his regular-season debut for the Washington Redskins and perhaps he can help a secondary that has been struggling.
The strong safety is expected to start Sunday at Tampa Bay after a knee injury sidelined him for the first three regular-season games and cost him time at the end of preseason.
Meriweather is probable for the game after injuring his right knee, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post.
“I’d be ecstatic,” Meriweather said. “I love to play the game, man. Any time you get to go out there and actually play in a real game for something that means something and get in a spot where we ain’t been in a while, it’s meaningful.”
The Redskins have surrendered an NFL-high 10 touchdown passes to this point. Meriweather isn’t much in coverage and struggled last season with the Chicago Bears. He can probably have some value playing in the box vs. the run but the Redskins maintain he is more than that and is a better fit for their scheme. We’ll see.
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