Brandon Meriweather has been suspended two games by the NFL for perceived head-hunting hits on Chicago Bears wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports Cheap Throwback Jerseys reports. Meriweather was flagged for personal fouls on both hits.
Nick Foles started the last two games for Philadelphia, beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before losing to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. Against the Cowboys, Foles suffered a head injury in the second half of the game and did not return, giving way to Matt Barkley.
Mike Kaye of Bleeding Green Nation wrote about Foles’ day before he got injured, which certainly was nothing to write home about:
Should Foles have to miss the Giants game with an injury, Barkley will be the backup behind Vick. Vick was originally injured in the second quarter on a scramble out of bounds at MetLife Stadium.
Meriweather has earned a reputation for being one of the most aggressive hitters in the league. The Washington Redskins safety already earned a $42,000 fine earlier this season for leading with his helmet on a hit that gave a concussion to Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy.
After Sunday’s game, Marshall told the Chicago Tribune that Meriweather deserved a suspension.
“Guys like that really don’t understand that there is life after football,” Marshall Cheap Team Jerseys said. “I respect the league trying to better our game and guys like that, maybe he needs to get suspended or taken out of the game completely.”
Whether Meriweather changes his ways remains to be seen. Prior to Monday’s suspension, he had racked up $137,000 in fines through seven seasons in the NFL.
With Meriweather out, the Redskins will likely turn to rookie Bacarri Rambo to start at safety. Rambo started the first two games of the season for the Redskins before being demoted.