RICHMOND—Safety Brandon Meriweather sat out team drills Thursday for the fourth straight day, an inauspicious trend as he tries to come back from December surgery to reconstruct the ACL in his right knee.
Meriweather participated in only a few snaps of team drills during the first three days of camp. He noticeably limped during a morning walkthrough last week.
“When a guy practices, you have a gut feeling of what he can do as you watch him in individual drills and team drills,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “He is not ready to go in team situations yet.”
Meriweather did strength training on a side field during Thursday afternoon’s practice. Reed Doughty has replaced him with the first team, but rookie Phillip Thomas did Thursday because Doughty had a veteran’s day off.
DeAngelo Hall (right ankle), running back Chris Thompson (left knee), receiver Donte Stallworth (hamstring), right guard Adam Gettis (hamstring), linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough (hamstring) and linebacker Keenan Robinson (left pectoral) are nursing injuries and did not wear pads to the afternoon practice.
Doughty, left guard Kory Lichtensteiger, tight end Fred Davis and running back Roy Helu had the afternoon off for maintenance purposes.
Cornerback Richard Crawford injured his right hamstring contesting a pass near the end of practice. A status update is expected Friday.