The Washington Times - September 17, 2012, 01:01PM

Safety Brandon Meriweather hopes to make his regular season debut in the Redskins’ home opener Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. He missed the first two games with a sprained PCL and MCL in his left knee.

“I’m going to try,” Meriweather said Monday morning. “Every day getting better. I’m working hard to get back and help my team.

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Meriweather exercised on the field with teammates before Sunday’s loss to the St. Louis Rams. He hasn’t played since injuring his left knee on Aug. 18 during the preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Meriweather was approaching full health before the regular season began, but he sprained two ligaments during practice on Sept. 3.

“I can say I’m better than I was last week,” Meriweather. “Every day we try something different. Right now we’re more focused on straight ahead and the lateral stuff.”

DeJon Gomes started the first two games in Meriweather’s place. He had nine solo tackles and an interception.