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Brandon Meriweather

Brandon Meriweather - #31 - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 197 lbs.
Birthday 01/14/1984
Birthplace Apopka, FL
College Miami (FL)
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 24th pick by Patriots

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Meriweather's role with Bears quickly expanding

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 10:29 p.m. ET
We were hearing that Brandon Meriweather was on the fast track to cracking the starting lineup, and an injury could speed up that process even more.

Despite inexperience, Patriots like Barrett at safety

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
The Patriots elected to stick with the youngsters on their roster, Josh Barrett and Sergio Brown, instead of adding a veteran safety.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
In this week's Five Questions, PFW publisher and editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush gives his take on Jay Cutler's decision making.

Bears stock report: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr offers his stock analysis of the Bears following their Week One win over the Falcons.

Bears add secondary depth by signing Meriweather

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
Just one day after being released by the Patriots, Pro Bowl S Brandon Meriweather was signed on Sunday by the Bears.

Patriots release S Meriweather, WR Tate

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
In a surprise move, the Patriots have released SS Brandon Meriweather.

Report: Patriots S Meriweather accused of being involved in shooting

Posted March 10, 2011 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
Two shooting victims have accused Patriots S Brandon Meriweather of allegedly shooting them in Florida during a fight on Feb. 27.

NFL announces fine reduction for hits

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
The NFL has decided to reduce the fines handed out to some of the league's hardest-hitting players. Judy Battista of the New York Times first reported the news on Twitter.

Meriweather gets second questionable Pro Bowl selection

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
It was a bit of a surprise to see Brandon Meriweather get his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection when he hasn't had the starting job for the entire season.

Pats' secondary gets one more big test on Sunday

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, OLB Tully Banta-Cain is the choice.

Meriweather key in slowing down Megatron

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, S Brandon Meriweather is the choice.

Pats' secondary has solid base for long haul

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 3:26 a.m. ET
Despite this year's poor numbers, the Patriots have a strong, young group in the secondary who they believe can excel in the years to come.

They said it: Patriots Tuesday edition

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
Here is a sampling of quotes from Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. All quotes are taken from transcripts provided by the Patriots:

Week Seven games a 'good start' toward cleaner play

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
A week after multiple violent, helmet-to-helmet hits raised the ire of the NFL, the league praised its players for clean play on Sunday in Week Seven games.

Will NFL's hitting video scare players straight?

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
In the NFL's new getting-tough-on-headhunters video campaign, league football operations head Ray Anderson dictates the difference between clean and dirty. Warning: The distinction is slight.

NFL takes controversial hit photos off sale

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
The NFL has admitted that it erred by allowing photos of illegal hits from this past weekend's games to be sold to the public on NFL.com.

NFL fines Meriweather $50,000 for hit

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
Patriots SS Brandon Meriweather has been fined $50,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens TE Todd Heap on Sunday.

Patriots SS Meriweather: "I haven't been myself in practice."

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
Patriots SS Brandon Meriweather told WEEI in Boston that he has not been himself in practice when asked about not starting for the second straight week.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 19, 2012
Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, one day after his impressive season debut in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Without Meriweather, the Redskins had one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL.||||||| Meriweather went down without contact early in the third quarter of Sunday's 31-6 victory. He had one interception, broke up two passes and had seven tackles despite playing a little more than half of the game. Meriweather missed the first nine games with sprained ligaments in his left knee. He reinjured the knee just before the start of the season and again when he collided with teammate Aldrick Robinson during a pregame warmup in Week 4.
Posted Nov. 16, 2012
Meriweather appears set to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.||||||| Meriweather hasn't played all season because of sprained ligaments in his left knee. He was ready to return in Week 4, but he reinjured the knee in a pregame collision with teammate Aldrick Robinson.
Posted Oct. 31, 2012
Pierre Garcon and Meriweather are unlikely to play again this week, postponing their return until after the bye.||||||| Meriweather was limited in practice with sprained ligaments in his knee and has yet to play this season. Coach Mike Shanahan said the safety is a "long shot" to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
Posted Sept. 21, 2012
Meriweather and receiver Pierre Garcon are active against the Philadelphia Eagles||||||| Meriweather is available for Washington for the first time this season after being out with sprained ligaments in his left knee. He was supposed to make his Redskins debut in Week 4 but reinjured the knee in a pregame collision with teammate Aldrick Robinson.
Posted Aug. 20, 2012
Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo and strong safety Brandon Meriweather will miss the final two preseason games with injuries.||||||| Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that MRIs on both players revealed good news. Orakpo has damaged some scar tissue in his left shoulder, and Meriweather has a swollen and sore left knee. Neither player will require surgery. Both were hurt in Washington's 33-31 loss to Chicago on Saturday.

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