Meriweather’s appeal today; Washington adds safety

Brandon Meriweather appeals ban

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has appealed his two-game suspension for illegal hits against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder.

The appeal is scheduled to be heard Wednesday with a decision to follow on whether Meriweather will be permitted to play in Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.

Bucs safety Dashon Goldson had his suspension overturned earlier this year, but that was only a one-game ban. We're guessing Meriweather does no better than a reduction to one game, which would keep him out against Denver.

With Washington's other starting safety, Reed Doughty, recovering from a concussion, the team re-signed safety Justin Pugh on Tuesday. Safety has been a difficult position for Shanny & Co. to fill, apparently.

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