ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Friday’s injury report brought with it a good news, bad news situation for a struggling Washington Redskins secondary.
Cornerback Cedric Griffin was officially ruled out of Sunday’s contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a hamstring injury. The 29-year-old was unable to practice this week.
However, safety Brandon Meriweather should see his first action of the season after having been sidelined with a knee injury.
Head coach Mike Shanahan concedes he’s not fully healed, but has had a good week in practice and looks like he’ll be ready to debut.
The Redskins may rely on Meriweather’s versatility to help defend against Tampa’s passing attack.
“He has played both safety positions before and he plays with a lot of confidence,” said Shanahan. “Hopefully he brings a lot to the table.”
Washington’s pass defense is ranked 31st in the league — one spot ahead of the Buccaneers.