Former Bears-Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather reached agreement to join the Washington Redskins this afternoon. The two sides agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal according to a story in The Insider.
Meriweather is a two time Pro Bowler with the Patriots, but struggled in the Bears' defensive scheme where his struggles vaguely resembled Adam Archuleta's struggle in Washington in 2006.
Archuleta was a renowned hitter in the Rams defensive backfield. He joined the Redskins just when Gregg Williams converted to the Tampa-2 coverage scheme. Archuleta was so out of place in that scheme that he lost his starting position before the season began. He played because of a freak knee injury to Pierson Prioleau in the first game.
Matt Bowen played safety on that team. He said on the LaVar Arrington - Chad Dukes radio show that Meriweather struggled as a free safety in Chicago's Tampa-2 defense.
Curious to see how Brandon Meriweather fits with #Redskins. Didn't prod...