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Brandon Meriweather | Defensive Back | #22

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 197
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (24) / NE
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Giants re-signed S Brandon Meriweather.
He was cut last week to make room for the re-signing of DT Barry Cofield. Now healthy again after a knee injury, Meriweather will help on special teams. Wed, Dec 23, 2015 10:17:00 AM

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Giants released FS Brandon Meriweather.

He hasn't played since hurting his knee in Week 12. With Markus Kuhn (knee) sidelined, the Giants will use the roster spot left by Meriweather to sign DT Barry Cofield.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 03:31:00 PM

Giants FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) has been ruled out for Week 13.

This is an upgrade to Ryan Fitzpatrick's fantasy matchup. Meriweather isn't very good relative to the rest of the NFL's safeties, but he has been the Giants' best cover safety this season.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 02:04:00 PM

New Giants S Brandon Meriweather has no plans to change his playing style.

"I think every player you ever ask will say you play your game the way you play your game," Meriweather said Monday. "I’m going to play my game the way I play my game, but I’m also going to respect the rules." Coach Tom Coughlin said on Monday he thought Meriweather would be open to coaching, but it is difficult to teach a 31-year-old safety new tricks. Meriweather has been fined or suspended six times in his career for illegal hits.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 09:03:00 AM

Giants signed S Brandon Meriweather.

When teams get truly desperate at safety, they sign Brandon Meriweather. He's been one of the worst safeties in the league for seemingly the past half-decade. The Giants are in dire straits in the back half, where FS Mykkele Thompson is out for the season and SS Landon Collins has a sprained MCL.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 07:48:00 PM

NBC Washington confirms the Redskins plan to let free agent S Brandon Meriweather walk.

Now 31, Meriweather remains more notable for his cheap shots than effectiveness. The Redskins need to remake the back end of their defense. Letting Meriweather go is a no-brainer.
Thu, Feb 26, 2015 02:18:00 PM

The Redskins are not expected to re-sign free agent S Brandon Meriweather.

Meriweather makes more headlines with his suspension-garnering headshots than his effectiveness. The 31-year-old was PFF's No. 60 safety among 87 qualifiers last season, deservedly taking a lot of blame for the Redskins' pass coverage woes. Safety should be a priority position for the 'Skins in both the draft and free agency.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 09:44:00 AM

Redskins placed S Brandon Meriweather (toe) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The NFL's most notorious headhunter also happens to be an ineffective safety, though by his standards 2014 was a relatively good year for Meriweather. He finished with 55 tackles, three sacks, and three forced fumbles across ten games. Turning 31 next month, Meriweather will be a free agent this offseason.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather has been diagnosed with a sprained big toe, and it's "not looking good."

It sounds like Meriweather could be headed to injured reserve. Phillip Thomas is the next man up on the depth chart.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 03:23:00 PM

Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather exited Wek 13 against the Colts with a toe injury.

Meriweather was injured on an Andrew Luck fumble with no one around him. He is questionable to return. Phillip Thomas has replaced Meriweather at safety.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 02:24:00 PM

NFL suspended Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather two games for violating the league's player-safety policy.

One of the league's dirtiest players, Meriweather laid an illegal hit on Torrey Smith in Saturday's preseason game. The league notes that it was his "sixth violation of player-safety rules." Meriweather drew a one-game ban in 2013. The Redskins have one of the league's thinnest safety corps, so it's a major concern. That being said, Meriweather rarely makes an impact beyond his reckless hits. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 77 safety in 2013.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 05:56:00 PM

Redskins re-signed FS Brandon Meriweather to a one-year contract.

Meriweather, 30, made 13 starts for the Skins last year, recording 69 tackles, two interceptions, and a forced fumble. He graded out 77th among 86 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' safety ratings. New Redskins nickel back Tracy Porter came in 105th among 110 corners, per PFF. PFF had LCB DeAngelo Hall as its No. 84 corner, and RCB David Amerson tied with Hall for 84th. The Redskins had better hope Pro Football Focus' 2013 ratings aren't predictive.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 05:22:00 PM

ESPN.com's John Keim "wouldn’t be surprised" if the Redskins re-signed SS Brandon Meriweather.

Per Keim, the Redskins don't view any of the current free-agent safeties as better than Meriweather and could bring him back as a veteran to compete with second-year SS Phillip Thomas. Washington also hasn't ruled out re-signing Reed Doughty to provide depth.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 02:12:00 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim reports the team hasn't shown much interest in re-signing free agent SS Brandon Meriweather.

It's hard to imagine the Redskins wanting Meriweather back after he continuously was flagged for illegal hits. In addition to breaking the rules, Meriweather isn't a very good safety. Washington is potentially in the market for two starting safeties, depending on how it feels about second-year S Phillip Thomas. Meriweather shouldn't find more than one-year deals on the open market.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 09:30:00 AM

In a radio interview, free agent SS Brandon Meriweather said he "really would love to be back" in Washington.

Meriweather better hope the Redskins feel the same way. Meriweather showed zero remorse after being suspended one game in 2013 for repeatedly hitting opposing players with the crown of his helmet. In fact, his solution to the problem was, "I just got to take people's knees out." To top it off, Meriweather is not even a good NFL safety. He should find a soft market this offseason. Meriweather is our No. 25 free agent safety.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 09:10:00 PM

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