Haslett on Bacarri Rambo: ‘We gave him every opportunity’

The Washington Redskins enter Week 3 with the No. 1 defense in the NFL. The Redskins have allowed 234.5 yards per game, including just 164.5 yards against the pass. That’s a number that could be lower if not for a 76-yard touchdown pass from Houston’s Ryan Fitzpatrick to DeAndre Hopkins or 63-yard touchdown from Jacksonville’s Chad Henne to Marcedes Lewis — both of which...
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Redskins cut struggling Rambo, restore Meriweather

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have cut Bacarri Rambo after the second-year safety struggled in the team's first two games. Rambo was released Tuesday to make room for safety Brandon Meriweather, who was restored to the roster after serving a two-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit. Rambo was a sixth-round draft pick in 2013 out of Georgia and emerged from...
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How the Redskins ruined my prediction that Rambo would be cut

They were faster than I was in doing this. BREAKING: #Redskins waive 2nd yr safety Bacarri Rambo #RedskinsTalk — CSN Redskins (@CSNRedskins) September 16, 2014 No special teams skill and whiffing on a key play a couple days before a safety roster cut stacked the deck against him. A lot of our dreams are being dashed or rewritten...
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Redskins waive Bacarri Rambo to make room for Brandon Meriweather

The Washington Redskins have waived second-year safety Bacarri Rambo to make room on the roster for Brandon Meriweather, whom the NFL just reinstated after a two-game suspension to start the season. A sixth-round pick in 2013 and an All-American at Georgia in 2011 after ranking among the nation’s leaders in interceptions, Rambo struggled mightily, particularly in the tackling...
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Redskins reportedly waive Baccari Rambo

The Redskins have waived second-year safety Bacarri Rambo, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. Redskins waived S Bacarri Rambo. Assume that was to make room for Brandon Meriweather. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 16, 2014 Rambo recorded two tackles in two games this season. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME...
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Brandon Meriweather Returns From Suspension, Vows To Clean Up Tackling

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has made a name for himself over the past seven seasons by making big hits and playing aggressively. Meriweather’s physical style of play cost him in the preseason this year after an illegal hit to Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith warranted a two game suspension. The hit was Meriweather’s sixth dangerous hit of his career...
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Jay Gruden Monday presser: No fracture, no surgery for RG3

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden hosted the first press conference after a win of his NFL head coaching career today at Redskins Park at 3 pm and gave the team’s fans mostly good news. QB Robert Griffin III has a “dislocated ankle, it is not a fracture” said Gruden. “We will know in the next few weeks how long he will be out.” Gruden said RG3 is “going to be...
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Redskins S Meriweather returns after suspension

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has returned from his two-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit. Meriweather was back at his locker Monday morning, receiving warm greetings from his teammates. He missed the first two games of the regular season for a hit in a preseason game. It's the sixth time he's been cited by the NFL for violating...
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Bacarri Rambo’s days may be numbered

For the second straight week the Redskins gave up a huge pass for a touchdown. And for the second straight week the blunt of the blame is on safety Bacarri Rambo. DeAngelo Hall slipped on the play, but Rambo was late to pick up Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis. Rambo was caught looking at quarterback Chad Henne’s eyes. When he picked up the fact that Lewis had broken free from...
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Why Chris Baker is set to be a major part of the Washington Redskins

There is a crack in the fault line that runs down the center of the Washington Redskins defense, with Barry Cofield scheduled to be out at least eight weeks because of a high ankle sprain, and Brandon Meriweather serving the final game of an unwarranted suspension. In Meriweather’s place we might see a new face playing strong safety this week, if the team is ready to insert Duke...
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Santana Moss not pleased with the handling of being a Week 1 healthy scratch

On Sunday Redskins receiver Santana Moss was in an unfamiliar situation. He was a healthy scratch for the first time in his 14-year NFL career. When the Redskins announced the 45 men that would get to suit up in the pads and uniforms, Moss was not one of them. Instead the Redskins decided to go with five receivers, a move that may be a norm going forward in the season. The Redskins...
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Redskins promote safety Akeem Davis to 53-man roster

The Washington Redskins promoted safety Akeem Davis from the practice squad to the 53-man roster in a corresponding move to the team placing defensive tackle Barry Cofield on the short-term injured reserved. Davis initially made the 53-man roster following final cuts, but was released and signed to the practice squad, as the Redskins claimed safety Duke Ihenacho off waivers from...
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D.J. Swearinger flagged for what appears to be a clean hit on RGIII

Washington Redskins fans were in an uproar about Brandon Meriweather’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith which led to his two-game suspension. Well, Houston Texans fans should be outraged by this hit by safety D.J. Swearinger on quarterback Robert Griffin III. The hit looked clean on a third down play, but officials flagged Swearinger for roughing the passer...
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Offensive players asking defensive players to aim high?

Jim Racalto Since the NFL started cracking down on defenses in an attempt to eradicate the concussion problems that have plagued the NFL, tackling has turned into nuclear physics for defenders. The rules say you can’t hit high, which has forced tacklers to go low more and more. Offensive players worry about career ending knee-injuries every time […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of...
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Bacarri Rambo to start at safety vs. Texans

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden put an end to the speculation at who will start at strong safety, naming second-year pro Bacarri Rambo the starter vs. the Texans. Rambo had been penciled in as the starter following the two-game suspension of Brandon Meriweather, when the Redskins claimed Duke Ihenacho off waivers from the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Gruden left room for doubt of Rambo’s...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Troy Vincent to Brandon Meriweather: Look up, young man

The NFL’s two-game suspension of Redskins Safety Brandon Meriweather drew strong protests from DeAngelo Hall and Ryan Clark. Clark in particular called out former safety and now NFL executive Troy Vincent for disloyalty and poor skills at the position. Talk about hitting low. Vincent answered on the NFL Network. The leagues looked at video of Meriweather’s hits since 2009 and...
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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...
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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 [...]
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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