Skins Strike Deal With Safety Brandon Meriweather, Hope To Shore Up Secondary

by Chuck Carroll

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with free agent safety Brandon Meriweather a team source confirmed to 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen.

His addition could cripple the seemingly already dim chances of LaRon Landry returning next season.

Meriweather is a risky proposition with a lot of upside. He is coming off a lackluster 2011 campaign, but has played well in the past.

A first-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2007, Meriweather twice earned a spot on the Pro Bowl roster (2009-10).

He was a two-time first-team All-ACC safety at the University of Miami.

Meriweather, 5-foot-11, was officially listed as a strong safety on the Bears depth chart last season, but can also play the free safety position. The team released free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe last week.

The Miami product appeared in 11 games last season with four starts, each of which came during the first five games of the season. He recorded 32 tackles with two passes defensed.

His best season came in 2009 in New England when he started all 16 games, picked off five passes and registered 83 tackles.

Per The Washington Post, Meriweather’s deal is for two years and $6 million.

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