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NFL Season 2014: Teams Look to Finalize Rosters, Practice Squads

Now the fun begins. Everyone get out your score cards – the release of many rookies and veterans over the weekend means teams are finalizing roster spots and practice squads before the Thursday night opener of the first week of the NFL season.According to Kevin Patra of NFL.com, the Washington Redskins looked to strengthen their secondary follow word of the suspension of Brandon...
Via Football Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Redskins claim ex-Broncos safety Duke Ihenacho

The Washington Redskins have claimed safety Duke Ihenacho, according to multiple reports. Echoing @BradBiggs and @John_Keim – former Broncos S Duke Ihenacho was claimed by the #Redskins, per a person familiar with his status. — Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) August 31, 2014 Ihenacho was waived by the Broncos on Saturday. The Redskins have been put in a tough situation following the two...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL upholds Brandon Meriweather’s two-game suspension

The NFL has upheld Brandon Meriweather’s two-game suspension, as expected. Brandon Meriweather’s 2-game suspension upheld by appeals officer Ted Cottrell. Cottrell is jointly appointed by NFL & NFLPA — Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) August 30, 2014 As a result, Meriweather will unavailable in Week 1 at Houston and Week 2 vs. Jacksonville. The Redskins will hope to gain a roster...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Preseason finale; New stadium; Suspensions; Offensive failures

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Washington Redskins this week. Washington Redskins - A recap of the Redskins final preseason game. (READ) - Daniel Snyder’s thoughts on a new stadium. (READ) - Reaction to Brandon Meriweather’s suspension. (READ) - The real reason for the Redskins’ offensive failures. (READ...
Via cover32 - Redskins
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bacarri Rambo: 'Night and day' different

It’s not a preview of life without Brandon Meriweather. Not when the first-team defense won’t be playing. But it is another chance for Bacarri Rambo, his likely replacement, to prove he can help as a fill-in. If Rambo struggles, the Redskins will have to consider different alternatives. If he plays well, they can at least hope Rambo can get them through the first two weeks while...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL’s Troy Vincent explains Meriweather’s suspension

Appearing on the NFL Network, NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent explained the reasoning behind the two-game suspension that was handed down to Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather. “Brandon has been someone that has been in this particular case, situation multiple times,” Vincent said. “We’ve just cited the four or five most recent...
Via KCM Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Clark blames Troy Vincent for Brandon Meriweather’s suspension

Washington Redskins safety Ryan Clark is at it again but this time for he is speaking up about his teammate. Brandon Meriweather was suspended two games for his hit on Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith. Commissioner Roger Goodell has been under scrutiny since the suspension but Clark thinks the blame should go to someone else. Clark says that Executive Vice President for Football...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why was Redskins Meriweather suspended for 2 games when Suh has more penalties?

I am lost at words today, because Brandon Meriweather has been suspended for two games.  I understand that this is his 6th time being fined for unnecessary roughness, but how can we suspend him for 2 games when Ndamukong Suh has been penalized 7 times?  ProFootballTalk    @ProFootballTalk  Sixth violation of unnecessary roughness rules triggers two-game suspension […] The...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington safety Brandon Meriweather to appeal suspension

  Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal the two-game suspension for his latest helmet-to-helmet blow, a hit his coach called a ''legitimate football play'' while teammates stood up for him with much stronger words. Coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday he hopes the team can get the NFL to revoke or reduce the sanction for the hit on Torrey Smith in Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Meriweather to appeal as NFL exec called out

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal his two-game suspension for another illegal hit, amid strong support from teammates and coaches -- and fellow safety Ryan Clark calling out Troy Vincent. The NFL suspended Meriweather on Monday for two games based on what it deemed a helmet-to-helmet hit against Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith on Saturday. It'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins' Meriweather to appeal 2-game suspension

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal a two-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Torrey Smith. Gruden said Tuesday he felt Meriweather's hit on the Baltimore Ravens receiver was a ''legitimate football play'' and that the team will do what it can to get the suspension revoked or reduced. The...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Meriweather Will Appeal Two-Game Suspension

Brandon Meriweather Will Appeal Two-Game Suspension Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal his two game suspension for a hit on Torrie Smith in last Saturday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens according to coach Jay Gruden. The Redskins safety is hoping to have his suspension reduced. Gruden said Meriweather will appeal the two-game suspension [...]
Via HTTR4LIFE.COM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins move down in Power Rankings, sit near basement of the NFL

We know what we’re going to know. With training camps complete, three preseason games – including the “dress rehearsal” – in the books and veterans on the shelf until the regular season opener, the data needed to evaluate every NFL team prior to the start of the 2014 campaign is in the books. Some look ready to go, while others have work to do. A few franchises have emerged...
Via cover32 - Redskins
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bleacher Report writer calls out DeAngelo Hall on Twitter, Hall responds

DeAngelo Hall made it clear today that he’s upset with the fact that his teammate, Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended for two games for his latest helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith from this past weekend. @nfl SMH Most of the guys making the rules never played the game before but they want to tell us what's best for the game…. Yeah right...
Via Pro Football Zone
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Torrey Smith doesn’t think Brandon Meriweather should have been suspended

Since Monday’s announcement of Brandon Meriweather’s suspension, there has been a growing debate on if the punishment was just. For one day the Redskins quarterback controversy took a backseat. Teammates have adamantly come out to show their support, believing the hit was legal. Meanwhile, others disagree, including one angry sportswriter. But how about the guy who was on the...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Hall feuds with Bleacher Report writer on Twitter

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended two games by the NFL yesterday for his sixth, yes, SIXTH violation of the league’s rules on illegal hits.  Whether it be leading with his helmet or hitting defenseless receivers, it’s clear that Meriweather has been unable to adjust to the league’s crackdown on dangerous hits in the secondary. Here’s the video...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins long snapper references Ray Rice in his defense of Brandon Meriweather

Brandon Meriweather will miss the first two games of this season after delivering a hit that was very Brandon Meriweather, this time with Torrey Smith the target. The NFL has made life pretty difficult for the Meriweathers of the league who have only one setting, and it’s “KILL KILL KILL”. I suppose that’s the goal, but changing how you play — and have always played, and...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins long-snapper references Ray Rice in his defense of Brandon Meriweather

Brandon Meriweather will miss the first two games of this season after delivering a hit that was very Brandon Meriweather, this time with Torrey Smith the target. The NFL has made life pretty difficult for the Meriweathers of the league who have only one setting, and it’s “KILL KILL KILL”. I suppose that’s the goal, but changing how you play — and have always played, and...
Via This Given Sunday
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Reaction to Brandon Meriweather’s suspension

Everybody knows that Brandon Meriweather has a knack for illegal hits, but this is getting pretty ridiculous now. Meriweather was suspended yesterday for an “illegal hit” on Torrey Smith, which could have only been avoided if Meriweather simply didn’t tackle the receiver, but, unfortunately, that’s his job. While some of his past hits may have been uncalled for, this wasn’t...
Via cover32 - Redskins
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Sundberg defends Brandon Meriweather at the expense of Ray Rice

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season for an illegal hit on Torrey Smith. Meriweather is a known head-hunter, and the league noted that the hit on Smith was his “sixth violation of unnecessary roughness rules relating to his hits to defenseless players and impermissible […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Brandon Meriweather a victim of his past or bad technique?

There has been a lot of debate on whether Brandon Meriweather’s hit on Torrey Smith was legal or not. Here is a slowed down look at the hit and you be the judge? via CJZero It appears Meriweather hits Smith on the shoulders. But, the rule of a defenseless receiver goes beyond the point of impact, as explained in the statement by the NFL: On the play in question, Meriweather delivered...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Hall, sportswriter squabble on Twitter over Meriweather’s suspension

The Washington Redskins were none too please as an organization about the two-game suspension to safety Brandon Meriweather for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith. Following the NFL’s announcement of the suspension, some of the Redskins players took to Twitter to voice their frustration. Leading the way was cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who carried...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Fails to Send Message in Suspension of Brandon Meriweather

As much as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would like us to believe that his primary goal has been to protect the shield during his tenure, the executive hasn’t necessarily taken many necessary steps to protect that shield.  The latest suspension of Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for just two games following his most recent incident is a prime example of this. The...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Headhunter Brandon Meriweather at it again, Enough is Enough?

Wesley Hitt/Getty ImagesRedskins Safety and former Patriots first round pick Brandon Meriweather has been suspended yet again for you got it, a helmet to helmet hit.This is the 6th time 5 seasons that Meriweather has been suspended by the league, and the third time since he landed in Washington back in 2012. He's earned a reputation around the league as being one of the dirtiest...
Via Patriots Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Meriweather suspended for two games following hit

Brandon Meriweather again earned a suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit. On Monday the NFL suspended the safety of the Washington Redskins after he delivered an illegal hit to Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith during Saturday’s preseason loss. Last season Meriweather was suspended for two games for illegal hits against the Chicago Bears and wide receiver Brandon Marshall...
Via Tireball.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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