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Meriweather needs to prove his worth in 2013.
Brandon Meriweather has had an unfortunate series of events that landed him on this list.
He was a rather good safety during his days with the New England Patriots, but after a couple of down years with the Chicago Bears, he was released and picked up by Washington.
Since then, Redskins fans haven’t seen much of him. He’s missed virtually all of the last two NFL seasons with injury, and he may be losing his job heading in 2013.
Meriweather’s absence last year was one of the biggest reasons why the Redskins had one of the worst secondaries in the NFL.
To remedy that, they went out and drafted two talented safeties in Bacarri Rambo and Phillip Thomas. Now, word on the street is they are both playing well, and Rambo is even playing with the first team.
While Meriweather is starting opposite of him for now, if he suffers a setback or even just doesn’t play well, he will be pressured by Thomas for the starting spot.
Many think that it would be best to just play the two rookies and have Meriweather be a rotational guy to have in some packages. However, if Meriweather can be the talented player that fans saw flashes of last year, then his job will be safe, but he is definitely looking over his shoulder.