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By PFW staff

The Redskins have reached an agreement with free agent S Brandon Meriweather. According to reports, the deal is for two years and $6 million.

A former first-round pick of the Patriots, Meriweather was released by New England following the 2011 preseason. He was signed by the Bears and played 11 games for Chicago last season, recording 32 tackles. He made only four starts and did not see the field much at the end of the season.

Meriweather, who is only 28, has made the Pro Bowl twice in his career. His best season came in 2009 with the Patriots, when he started 16 games, recorded 83 tackles and made five interceptions.

A big hitter, Meriweather has been fined previously for his violation of the league's rules on tackling. Over the past two seasons, the safety has been docked close to $85,000 for helmet-to-helmet hits, which led to his release in New England and his benching in Chicago.

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