During lunchtime Tuesday in the Washington Redskins locker room, a computer tablet lay on the floor, plugged into a nearby socket to get charged. It bore the team's logo and the No. 31, the jersey that belongs to safety Brandon Meriweather.
How appropriate. It's time to charge up Meriweather and get him out the field, time to see if he is truly the missing piece in the Redskins secondary.
''I'm just happy,'' Meriweather said as he walked off the practice field, ''to still be relevant.''
Robert Griffin III doesn't have a monopoly on major knee surgery rehab. Meriweather is returning from a torn right ACL, an injury that cut short a frustrating 2012 in which he played a little more than half of one game - and still made quite an impact.
To recap: Meriweather's only action came in the Week 11 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. In just 41 plays on defense, he had one interception, broke up two passes and made seven tackles before his knee buckled while pursuing a running play early i...