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Season Debut Against Philadelphia Appears Likely For Brandon Meriweather

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Brandon Meriweather, who also has not played this season because of a series of left knee injuries, is aiming to make his debut for the Washington Redskins against Philadelphia on Sunday.

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“You know, we’ve still got a whole week ahead of us, but right now, after working out today, I feel good,” Meriweather said Monday afternoon, not long after he practiced in a limited fashion.

A two-time Pro Bowl strong safety, Meriweather should reinforce a pass defense that entered the weekend allowing 301.7 passing yards a game – the second-worst mark in the league.

He was originally scheduled to return from a preseason knee injury at Tampa Bay on Sept. 30, but he fell awkwardly in a pregame collision with receiver Aldrick Robinson and aggravated the previously strained MCL and PCL in the knee.

Though Meriweather appeared likely to return against Carolina on Nov. 4, the Redskins’ last game before the week off, head coach Mike Shanahan would not commit to Meriweather doing so against Philadelphia.

“I hate to say that yet until we start practicing,” Shanahan said. “He’ll go through a full practice and we’ll get a chance to evaluate that on Wednesday and Thursday, but I was glad to see him out there today. It was a good sign.”

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