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Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather appeals two-game suspension

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather appeals two-game suspension Photo: Larry French/Getty Images

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal his two-game suspension for being a repeat violator of the league’s player safety policy, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said

​​​The NFL suspended Meriweather for his sixth player safety violation on Monday. Meriweather received a personal foul for a hit on Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith during Saturday's 23-17 preseason loss.

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He was also suspended two games last season for two illegal hits, paying over $112,000 in fines. 

If the league upholds the suspension, Meriweather will miss the team’s season-opener against the Houston Texans on Sept. 7 and the home opener the following week against the Jacksonville Jaguars

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