Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) carries the ball past Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) to score a touchdown in the third quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 44-41. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins could be without both of their starting safeties when they play Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Free safety Brandon Meriweather faces a fine and possible suspension after being flagged twice for helmet-to-helmet hits in the Redskins' 45-41 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
The NFL said Monday that Meriweather's fouls are being reviewed for potential discipline. Coach Mike Shanahan said he doesn't think there will be a suspension, but Meriweather's history of helmet-first hits makes it more likely that the league will go beyond the usual fine.
Meanwhile, strong safety Reed Doughty suffered a concussion in Sunday's game. He will have to pass the league's required tests before he can be cleared to play in next week at Denver.