For at least the fifth time during the past two seasons the Washington Redskins are preparing for a game with the belief that safety Brandon Meriweather will be in their defensive lineup.
Only once so far have the Redskins been right about that. They’re clinging to the conviction this week that Meriweather will be a difference-maker in their secondary when they face the Packers and their standout quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday in Green Bay.
“I’d love to have him back” defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said Thursday at Redskins Park. “I haven’t seen him play for so long I’m not sure. But hopefully — I said the same thing last week. I thought he was going to play last week and he didn’t. So we’ll see.”
Meriweather has played one of the Redskins’ 17 regular season games since he signed with the team as a free agent prior to last season. He had a series of knee injuries last season and missed portions of training camp and the preseason this summer as he worked his way back. He play