Redskins S Brandon Meriweather Suspended 2 Games

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season for a blow to the head to a receiver.

The NFL announced the suspension Monday, saying it was the sixth time Meriweather has violated rules aimed at improving player safety.

Meriweather was flagged for a personal foul when he hit Torrey Smith in the second quarter of Saturday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The safety will miss the regular season opener against the Houston Texans on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 14 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Meriweather was also suspended two games last year after multiple helmet-to-helmet hits. The suspension was reduced to one game on appeal.

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