Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather vows to obey NFL tackling rules

Tuesday September 16th, 2014

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather says he is happy to be back with the team and that he plans to obey NFL tackling rules.

Meriweather is coming off of a two-game suspension after he was flagged for a hit on Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith during a preseason loss. 

It was Meriweather’s sixth player safety violation.

“I have no choice but to consciously tell myself to do it now,” Meriweather said, according the Washington Post. “It’s nothing I’m willing to chance. I’m not trying to get kicked out of the league just to hit somebody hard. It’s just something I’m going to have to do.”

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Meriweather said that he will not lose any of his aggressiveness and plans to lower his target when tackling. The Redskins face NFC East rival Philadelphia on Sunday.

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