Redskins don't agree with NFL suspension of S Brandon Meriweather

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

After six career rules violations regarding hitting defenseless players and impermissible use of the helmet, the NFL on Monday suspended Washington safety Brandon Meriweather for two games, the second-straight season Meriweather has been punished for these kinds of hits.

Coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday that Meriweather will appeal, meaning his case now will be heard either by Ted Cottrell or Derrick Brooks. But in any case, Gruden said Meriweather has worked hard on lowering his shoulder when going in for big, booming hits.

Perhaps he did when blasting Ravens receiver Torrey Smith last week.

Smith said he didn't think the hit warranted a suspension, and not surprisingly, Meriweather's teammates agree.

From Nick Sundberg, the team's long snapper (H/T to the Post).

Others, like Brian Orakpo, seemed a little more upset.

Well, maybe the Redskins should bring their complaints to the league's competition committee. Right, DeAngelo Hall?

Brandon Meriweather (No. 31) was fined for his hit on Torrey Smith. (Getty Images)
Brandon Meriweather (31) was fined for this hit on Torrey Smith. (Getty Images)

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