Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has had a tough time getting ready to play this season. He battled a bum knee earlier this year and then, at the end of September, ran into teammate Aldrick Robinson during game warmups in what was a freak accident.
In fact, Meriweather will end his season by playing in only one game. That's because he tore his ACL in Sunday's 31-6 win over the Eagles, and he'll be placed on IR.
Which is a stark contrast from what he told reporters after the game, when he said his knee felt “fine.”
“It was more thinking about the future than me going back in there when we were already up by so much, and the defense was actually playing great,” Meriweather told reporters when describing why he didn't return to the game after his injury.
In his first action in a Washington uniform, Meriweather recorded seven tackles, an interception and two pass breakups in just one half of action.
“He brought a lot of energy, brought a lot of intensity, seeing things a little differently than someone might have. I loved it,” Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said. “When he got down here, we talked about getting out there on the field and playing. It took a couple weeks, but we finally got him out there, and he definitely was a playmaker. You could tell he was out there on the field. Any time you have a guy out there like that with you, they're going to make plays.”
Unfortunately for the Redskins, Meriweather isn't going to be making anymore big plays until next season.
I want to start off by saying I'm sorry to all the redskins fan. Y'all are the best. But this was a bad season for me.— Brandon Meriweather (@BMeriweather31) November 19, 2012
I promise that I'll be back next yr better then ever.Hard work pays off. God had something different for me this year. So see y'all next yr— Brandon Meriweather (@BMeriweather31) November 19, 2012