Injury report: Meriweather's status unclear

September, 16, 2013
ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins won't get a good feel for strong safety Brandon Meriweather or place kicker Kai Forbath's status until later this week.

Meriweather, who exited Sunday's 38-20 loss to Green Bay with a concussion, is still undergoing tests. Coach Mike Shanahan said they'll have a better idea on how he's doing on Wednesday. With Forbath, who missed Sunday's game with a strained groin, they'll likely wait until Friday to let him kick. At that point, they'll know better whether he'll kick in Sunday's game versus Detroit.

Kicker John Potter remained on the roster Monday, but it's uncertain if he'll do so the rest of the week. The Redskins could release him, then bring back quarterback Pat White (whose locker has not yet been cleaned out). Or, they could always keep Potter and work out more kickers Tuesday.

As for Meriweather, Shanahan did not think either of his hits should have received a penalty (neither one did). Shanahan said on the first one, it looked like the running back, Eddie Lacy, ducked his head late and caused him to go helmet-to-helmet with Meriweather. But TV replays also showed Meriweather's head already lowered. UPDATE: Meriweather was fined but not suspended for the helmet-to-helmet hit according to Adam Shefter.

Shanahan also said there were no issues with the second one, in which Meriweather collided with running back James Starks and suffered a concussion himself from that hit.

"That's a legal hit," Shanahan said.


John Keim

ESPN Washington Redskins reporter



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